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Saigon to Officially Ban All Vehicles on Nguyen Hue During Weekend Nights

In November 2018, the District 1 People's Committee proposed to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation that motorized traffic on Nguyen Hue be banned by 2020.

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HCMC Lowers Tuition Fees for Students in Public Kindergartens, Secondary Schools

Last year, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education proposed that tuition fee for all students in public secondary school be exempted.

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Saigon Aims to Have 75% of New Buses Run on Natural Gas by 2020

Compressed natural gas (CNG), which emits less pollution and is considered to be safer than gasoline or oil, was used by 428 buses in Saigon at the end of 2018.

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As Southern Vietnam Enters Dry Season, Saigon Records Dangerously High Levels of UV Radiation

Saigoneers should avoid going outside during noon, put on their “ninja” gear and slather on ample sunscreen as southern Vietnam will experience high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the next few weeks.

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Saigon Launches Competition to Redesign September 23 Park

Due to 23/9 Park’s dilapidated state, a competition to redesign the space was recently approved by city authorities.

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HCMC Pedagogy University Faces Online Backlash Over New Height Requirements for Teachers

Are you tall enough to be a teacher?

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Landmark 81 Makes Debut as One of Saigon's Spots for Firework Display

Saigon’s Tet firework show will be extra festive this year.

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Saigon to Launch High-Speed Boat to Con Dao Island This Year

The trip from District 1 to the island will take less than five hours and begin service this April.

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You Can Now Pump Your Own Gas at 11 Filling Stations in Saigon

The service underwent a 15-day pilot period before being officially rolled out.

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Aviation Authorities Present New Proposal for 3rd Terminal at Tan Son Nhat

The Airports Corporations of Vietnam (ACV) recently submitted their proposal for a third terminal at Tan Son Nhat Airport to the Ministry of Transport.

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Saigon Plans to Have 50 New Supermarkets, 2,000 Convenience Stores by 2025

Could the introduction of more supermarkets improve Saigon’s food hygiene and safety?

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