Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal

The Ba Bo Canal has varied in color from murky to foamy since 2003

By Tuoi Tre News

October 10, 2017, 18:00 GMT+7

Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal
A section of the Ba Bo Canal that runs through Provincial Highway No. 43 in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, is filled with white foam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Factories in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Binh Duong Province have secretly been dumping industrial wastewater into an already seriously contaminated canal, leaving local officials scratching their heads.

The heavily polluted Ba Bo Canal, which snakes along from Binh Duong Province, approximately 30km from Ho Chi Minh City, to the southern hub’s Thu Duc District, has been a serious issue for a decade.

The water’s condition has remained mostly unchanged despite a costly project to ‘clean’ the channel that began in 2008. Continue reading “Factories secretly dump wastewater into heavily polluted Ho Chi Minh City canal”

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Remittance to HCMC reaches $3.38b in 9 months

Last update 13:51 | 06/10/2017

Overseas remittance flowing into HCM City until the end of September rose 12.5 per cent month-on-month to nearly US$3.38 billion.

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The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV)’s HCM City branch reported that the capital flow increased 6 per cent year-on-year.

Most of the remittance came from the United States, accounting for some 60 per cent of the total, followed by the Europe with roughly 19 per cent. Continue reading “Remittance to HCMC reaches $3.38b in 9 months”

HCM City needs modern drainage: experts

Update: October, 04/2017 – 18:10 vietnamnews

A person walks through an inundated section of Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District. — VNA/VNS Mạnh Linh
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City and southern provinces are being battered by heavy rains in the first 10 days of October. The heavy rains, together with high river tides, will cause flooding in many places, the Southern Hydrometeorology Station has forecast.

The rains in fact has occured since the last day of September and flooded around 40 streets, badly affecting traffic across the city. Continue reading “HCM City needs modern drainage: experts”

Xúc động cảnh học sinh cúi chào bảo vệ mỗi sáng

Hàng trăm học sinh Trường THPT Chuyên Lê Hồng Phong (TP.HCM) mỗi sáng sớm đi học đều cúi đầu chào bác bảo vệ.

Hình này được một phụ huynh ghi lại khi đưa con đi học.

Người đăng video clip là chị Nguyễn Phước An Uyên, sống tại TP.HCM. Chị Uyên cho biết đã ghi lại cảnh này vào sáng thứ sáu (ngày 29/9) khi đưa con đi học.

Chị có một con gái đang học lớp 12 và con trai học lớp 10 tại Trường THPT Chuyên Lê Hồng Phong (TP.HCM) Continue reading “Xúc động cảnh học sinh cúi chào bảo vệ mỗi sáng”

​Love in the air at gay pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City

The parade is part of a month-long series of nationwide events

By Tuoi Tre News September 25, 2017, 11:58 GMT+7

 
A giant six-band rainbow flag is seen at the pride parade on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, September 24, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City’s LGBT community took to downtown Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on Sunday for a pride parade to demonstrate love and campaign for equality.

The parade was part of the 2017 VietPride series of events, which include multiple parades throughout Vietnam to show support and campaign for equality for Vietnam’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The annual VietPride was first organized in Hanoi in 2012, before growing to become a nationwide event joined by tens of thousands every year. Continue reading “​Love in the air at gay pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City”

Seven new river tours launched in Saigon

A brand new fleet of high-speed canoes will ferry tourists through the city’s canals

By Tuoi Tre News

September 29, 2017, 13:46 GMT+7

​Seven new river tours launched in Saigon
People are seen on a high-speed canoe in this photo posted on Saigontourist Facebook.
Saigontourist inaugurated a fleet of five brand new high-speed canoes on Thursday as it launched seven new river tourism routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring areas.

Each canoe is capable of carrying 20 passengers at maximum speeds of 50kph, Saigontourist said at the launch ceremony at the city’s Tan Cang tourism area. Continue reading “Seven new river tours launched in Saigon”

Groundwater use continues in HCM City

Update: September, 22/2017 – 08:00

Workers at Thủ Đức Water Company check the operation system. In addition to clean water supplied by companies like this, people in many residential areas use groundwater for their daily activities due to a shortage of tap water. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — With warnings about the ill effects of groundwater on users’ health and possible land subsidence due to overexploitation of water, 10 years ago HCM City authorities had adopted policies to reduce the use of groundwater.- Continue reading “Groundwater use continues in HCM City”

Dĩa cơm trên tường, chuyện kể…

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Ngày tất bật phục vụ bệnh nhân ở các bệnh viện. Tối về ăn uống qua loa rồi chạy đến các điểm hẹn nhập vai ca sĩ kiếm tiền mua cơm. Cứ thế, nhóm Blouse Trắng Buôn Ma Thuột với sự tích cực hỗ trợ của nhiều “áo bông” một năm qua đã quyên được hơn 40 nghìn đĩa cơm ngon lành cho nhiều người cùng khổ trong các bệnh viện. Và không chỉ có thế …

Phát phiếu Dĩa cơm trên tường cho bệnh nhân khoa Ung Bướu ở BVĐK Đắk Lắk

Continue reading “Dĩa cơm trên tường, chuyện kể…”

Early Mid-Autumn colors at District 5’s lantern street

Last update 17:09 | 20/09/2017

Although the Mid-Autumn Festival is still half a month from now, thousands of local and foreign tourists are rushing to the lantern quarter on Luong Nhu Hoc and Phu Dinh streets in HCMC’s District 5 during the weekend to admire the beauty of sparkling lanterns in different shapes and vibrant colors, pose for stunning photos and immerse themselves in the joyful and jubilant atmosphere.  Continue reading “Early Mid-Autumn colors at District 5’s lantern street”

City district steps up connection with citizens

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Update: September, 14/2017 – 09:00

A woman uses the application Bình Thạnh trực tuyến.—VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
HCM CITY — A district in HCM City has stepped up its efforts to respond to residents’ complaints within five seconds via a newly-launched mobile application.At 9.36am last Friday morning, a message popped up on the computer screen of the Deputy Head of Bình Thạnh District’s Urban Management Division, Vũ Thị Hội Diễm. A photo attached to the message showed a motorbike parked illegally on the pavement on Điện Biên Phủ Street. Continue reading “City district steps up connection with citizens”

HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish

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Update: September, 08/2017 – 09:00

Pre-treatment garbage classification in HCM City. — Photo ecc-hcm.gov.vn
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Every commune or ward in HCM City will be allocated VNĐ500 million (US$22,000) this year towards addressing a funding shortage for sorting waste before it is treated.

The municipal Department of Finance has said the allocation will be increased to VNĐ1 billion at the beginning of next year. Continue reading “HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish”

Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam

Thieves have even stolen a bowl of pork bones and a chopping knife

By Tuoi Tre News

September 03,2017, 14:15 GMT+7

Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam
Rooms rented by low-income workers and peddlers in Tan Tao Ward, Binh Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City are often ‘visited’ by thieves, even in broad daylight. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An increase in theft, muggings and robberies have worried neighborhoods around industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces, despite law enforcers’ best efforts to reduce them.

Tan Tao Industrial Park and Pou Yuen Factory, both in the city’s Binh Tan District, are among the identified ‘hotpots.’ Continue reading “Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam”

“Cấp cứu” những con rạch đen

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Chủ Nhật, 28/02/2016, 18:15 (GMT+7)
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(TN&MT) – Trên địa bàn quận Bình Thạnh (TP.HCM) vẫn tồn tại những con rạch đen, ô nhiễm môi trường ở mức nghiêm trọng suốt một thời gian dài, gây nhiều bức xúc cho người dân. Trước tình trạng này, Sở TN&MT TP.HCM đã đề xuất thực hiện một loạt các giải pháp để cải tạo những dòng kênh đen, trả lại môi trường sống cho người dân.

Ô nhiễm nghiêm trọng

Từ lâu, rạch Bùi Hiếu Nghĩa, Cầu Bông, Cầu Sơn, Long Vân Tự…đã mặc định trong suy nghĩ của người dân quận Bình Thạnh là những con rạch ô nhiễm, mong muốn được cải tạo sớm ngày nào tốt ngày ấy. rạch Lăng, rạch cầu Sơn, rạch Long Vân Tự Continue reading ““Cấp cứu” những con rạch đen”

Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City – Mùn trồng cây’ của Tâm Sinh Nghĩa lổn nhổn nilông, dép nhựa

Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City

 

The general director of the firm has claimed that it was ‘a mistake’ by his employees
By Tuoi Tre News

August 30,2017, 13:45 GMT+7

​Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City
The solid waste treatment plant operated by Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A company in Ho Chi Minh City has raised serious concerns after being caught burying a large amount of untreated garbage without permission from authorities.A recent probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has revealed that Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC has been burying solid waste in an area within the Phuoc Hiep waste treatment complex in Cu Chi District, about 100 meters away from the company’s headquarters. Continue reading “Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City – Mùn trồng cây’ của Tâm Sinh Nghĩa lổn nhổn nilông, dép nhựa”

A taste of Cambodia in Saigon

Last update 09:00 | 27/06/2017

Its official name is Le Hong Phong Market, but for decades people have been calling this market in HCM City’s District 10 “Cambodian Market” simply because it sells certain products from Cambodia.

Cambodian Market has expanded with locals getting in on the act, but its true Cambodian soul is still preserved by around 15 stores run by the children and grandchildren of the families that fled Cambodia more than 40 years ago.

After turning into alley 374/51 on Le Hong Phong Street, it is easy to find the market since Cambodian colours can be seen all over the place.

The market dates back to the 1970s when Vietnamese-Cambodians were forced to flee Cambodia due to civil war. They returned to Viet Nam and set up the market together, according to a vendor named Tu Xe.

These days, Cambodian Market has expanded with locals getting in on the act, but its true Cambodian soul is still preserved by around 15 stores run by the children and grandchildren of the families that fled Cambodia more than 40 years ago.

Some photos of the market:

Chợ Miên, Sài Gòn, khô cá lóc, Camphuchia, quận 10, Lê Hồng Phong
Tu Xe stall Continue reading “A taste of Cambodia in Saigon”