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Saigon Seeks $6.7m for Canal Dredging Project to Solve Tan Son Nhat's Flooding Threat

Tan Son Nhat's drainage systems consist of Hy Vong Canal, Nhat Ban Canal and A41 Canal.

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Saigon, Hanoi Among Most-Improved Cities in Liveability: Economist

The country's two largest cities were among the most improved in the world on the Global Liveability Index.

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Led by Doan Ngoc Hai, District 1 Dog-Catching Team Starts Removing Strays From Local Streets

On August 8, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Veterinary Department, a dog inspection team started capturing stray dogs on the streets of District 1.

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Restrooms, Fountains, Food Stalls Among New Amenities Planned for Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Water fountains, multi-colored lights, drink vending machines, food stalls and more restrooms are planned for Saigon's popular pedestrian promenade.

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Saigon Pilots Taxi Stand Program With 5 Official Stops in D1

To address traffic congestion caused by slapdash passenger pick-ups, the city's Department of Transportation is establishing official taxi stands in central areas on a six-month trial basis.

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Former Carina Plaza Manager Arrested for Fire Safety Failures

Nearly half a year has passed since the fatal March 23 fire at the Carina Plaza apartment complex on Vo Van Kiet Street in District 8, and arrests are still being made as part of the investigation int...

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Saigon May Pilot Bus-Only Lanes on Vo Thi Sau, Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu and Vo Thi Sau streets have been suggested as testings grounds for the bus lane, as both one-way roads are prone to traffic congestion during rush hour.

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Leaked Photo of Couple Having Sex in CGV Theater Raises Privacy Concerns

A CGV representative confirmed that the photo was leaked by one of its staff.

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Saigon Ranks 5th Globally in Tourism Potential: Travel Website

Saigon’s tourist arrivals will almost double by 2025, according to a UK tour website.

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[Photos] The Retail Section of Vietnam's Tallest Building, Landmark 81, Is Now Open

The retail section of Landmark 81, Vietnam's tallest building, opened last Thursday, July 26.

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Sofa Workshop in Tan Phu Destroyed in Fire on Sunday

On Sunday morning, residents in Tan Phu District were frightened to discover that their neighborhood was englufed in smoke.

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Saigon Stops Issuing Permits to New High-Rise Projects in Downtown

From now until 2020, the city will not issue any permits for new high-rise projects in District 1 and 3.

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Lotte Cinema Fined $1,100 After Photo of Maggot-Filled Drink Dispenser Surfaced Online

The photo was mistakenly posted on Lotte's public Facebook fan page and then removed.

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As Young Job-Seekers Prefer Better Jobs, Saigon Faces Shortage of Manual Labor Workers

Some Saigon-based companies are struggling to find highly skilled manual workers.

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Saigon Suspends Popular Anatomy Exhibition, Citing Numerous 'Dishonest' Practices

Citing “dishonest” practices by the show’s promoter, the city suspended the display of plastinated body parts.

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Saigon to Set Aside 10,000 Apartments for Relocated Residents

According to a draft plan by the municipal construction department, Saigon will allocate 10,000 social housing apartments to residents who will be relocated under planned urban development efforts fro...

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After 4 Months, Saigon Finishes 2nd Tunnel for Metro Line 1

A second section of a tunnel for Saigon's first metro line was recently completed, flipping a new page in the development of the system.

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In 2017, Saigon Welcomes More Tourists Who Stay Longer, Spend More

Saigon experienced a 22.8% increase in foreign tourists over the last year.

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Can Gio Reserve Shuts Down Cruel Monkey Circus Following International Outcry

Following an international outcry that began in 2016, the UNESCO biosphere reserve recently closed the show.

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Saigon Aims to Treat 90% of Wastewater by 2020

The efforts would be a vast improvement over the current 24%.

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