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Saigon to Invest $45m in Startup Infrastructure

After a long period of debating whether spending over VND1 trillion (US$45 million) to encourage startups is a sound investment, Ho Chi Minh City authorities recently decided to greenlight the fu...

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Saigon Apartment Prices to Rise, But Remain Cheaper Compared to ASEAN Neighbors

In the next three years, the cost of buying an apartment in Saigon is predicted to increase by 5 – 10% annually, according to a new report.

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Saigon Considering $300m Intelligent Transport System to Alleviate Traffic Issues

With crippling traffic becoming the norm in Saigon, local authorities are seeking ways to address the problem, from trimming sidewalks to banning motorbikes. While these controversial tactics are hotl...

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High Heaven: Phu My Hung’s Special Stink

Residents of Saigon’s southern neighborhoods, such as Phu My Hung and Binh Chanh, have been dealing with a pungent daily smell for the last month, reports Tuoi Tre.

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[Photos] Downpour Turns Saigon Into Swimming Pool

Though Saigoneers are no stranger to heavy rainfall, many were undoubtedly taken aback by the vigor of the downpour that occurred yesterday evening which paralyzed the southern hub’s road system ...

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Saigon to Shell Out $3.5m to Replace Derelict Air Monitoring System

In an effort to make the city’s air quality assessment process more efficient, Ho Chi Minh City's environmental department has requested US$3.5 million from the city budget to replace its broken air m...

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As Ridership Falls, Saigon Revamps Its Bus Routes

In an effort to attract more passengers, city officials are going to great lengths to revitalize Saigon’s aging public bus system.

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[Renderings] $6bn Eco Park Project to Reshape D7's Fringes

A desolate area District 7 is set to receive a makeover as Ho Chi Minh City authorities recently greenlighted a US$6 billion ecological park project in the area.

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Saigon High School Faces Backlash for Homophobic Admission Policy

A high school in Saigon recently came under fire for contentious admission requirements which discriminate against gay students.

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American-Style Lottery Comes to Saigon with Bigger Prizes, Slimmer Odds

Last month, Vietnam’s new American-style lottery began selling its first tickets in Saigon.

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Saigon Dept of Transport Proposes $58m Green Public Lighting Plan

Saigon's streets will soon be illuminated by energy-saving lights if a new public lighting plan gets the go-ahead.

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Saigon to Spend $370m to Modernize Firefighting Forces

Saigon is ready to put up some serious cash in an effort to modernize its aging firefighting fleet over the next 10 years.

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City Officials Launch Campaign to Go Paperless

The Ho Chi Minh City administration has requested that all of its departments, agencies and offices begin switching to electronic invitations and other paperless documents by July 20.

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World’s Oldest Woman Dies in Saigon

Nguyen Thi Tru, the world’s oldest woman, passed away on Tuesday at her Saigon home.

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Saigon Re-Maps Its Flood-Prone Areas

Saigon’s current flooding map is due for some updates as the unpredictable effects of climate change have both created new “flood hubs” and dried up old ones.

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Saigon to Map Its Public Toilets for Pedestrians, Tourists

The locations of Saigon's public restrooms will soon be at your fingertips, thanks to a recent effort by city officials to electronically map toilet services in the southern metropolis.

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City Officials Consider Private Vehicle Ban Downtown to Reduce Traffic Congestion

On the heels of Hanoi's plan to ban motorbikes by 2025, Saigon is exploring the possibility of limiting private vehicles downtown to reduce traffic congestion.

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PM Delegates Greater Financial, Administrative Power to Saigon

The southern hub is to receive greater financial and administrative autonomy from the national government.

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Saigon to Bury All Electrical Wires by 2020

Saigon’s iconic electrical wiring may soon be a thing of the past as city officials work to bury power lines underground by 2020.

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Survey Finds Only 1 in 10 Residents Believe Saigon Is Safe

According to a recent survey, only one in 10 local residents believes Saigon is safe.