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Financial Woes Haunt Saigon Public Transport as Bus Ads Attract Zero Interest

Advertising on buses is falling out of favor in the eyes of Saigon’s advertisers.

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Saigon to Remove Makeshift Co Giang Market After 25 Years in Operation

Nearly 350 vendors face an uncertain future as authorities plan to close the impromptu wet market.

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From March, Saigon Cracks Down on Seat Belt Violations

From March 6-17, traffic police from 24 Saigon districts will start establishing checkpoints and stopping cars to warn drivers and passengers about wearing seat belts.

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Saigon Will Not Ban Motorbikes, Only Impose Restrictions: Official

Motorbike use will only be restricted, and only after proper public transportation infrastructure is set in place. 

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Transport Ministry Claims 62.56% of Saigoneers Support Proposal to Ban Motorbikes in Downtown Saigon by 2030

Some Saigoneers are in agreement with the city’s plan to ban personal vehicles in downtown Saigon, but most believe that there remains a lot to be done before the project is implemented.

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Saigon Approves Project to Boost Recycling by Supporting Private Trash Collectors

A project to boost recycling of plastic waste gathered by private garbage collectors has received approval from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, VietnamNet reports. Currently, the city has some 4,000 private garbage collectors who take care of about 582 tons of domestic waste per day. The project hopes to impact at least 70% of the plastic collected recycled.

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New Proposal Turns Ton Duc Thang Into Walking Plazas, Shoos Traffic Underground

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City recently unveiled an ambitious development proposal that might vastly change downtown Saigon’s public space.

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FLC Group, Owner of Bamboo Airways, Wants to Build Tan Son Nhat's 3rd Terminal

In January 2019, the Airports Corporations of Vietnam (ACV) submitted their proposal for the construction of the third terminal at Tan Son Nhat airport, anticipating that contractors finalize in February 2020.

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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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