HCM City sets environmental protection legal framework

vietnamnews Update: November, 18/2017 – 09:00

A resident of HCM City’s Bình Tân District collects rubbish from Liên Phường Canal. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Dự
HCM CITY — HCM City has improved environmental protection by completing a legal framework for the purpose and, in recent times, refusing licences for polluting plants and generally tightening environment management and oversight, and improving management of rivers and canals.The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has held a series of workshops on environment management, penalised environmental violators, especially those dumping untreated waste directly into water bodies. Continue reading “HCM City sets environmental protection legal framework”
Advertisements

Vietnamese women through the lens of female photographer

Last update 12:20 | 04/04/2015
VietNamNet Bridge – Charming Vietnamese women is the main subject in photographs taken by Van Anh from Ho Chi Minh City. She has won many domestic and international photography awards.

Vietnamese women, female photographer, photography awards
Friends
Continue reading “Vietnamese women through the lens of female photographer”

Vietnamese college students dread bus trips due to pickpocketing

Pickpockets are most active when buses are fully packed, with passengers standing by a hair’s breadth next to one another

By Tuoi Tre News

November 5, 2017, 14:26 GMT+7

Vietnamese college students dread bus trips due to pickpocketing
Pickpockets are most active when passengers board buses. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The public bus is a popular means of transport among Vietnamese students for reasons of health, safety and cost-effectiveness. However, many have expressed concerns over growing pickpocketing.

Continue reading “Vietnamese college students dread bus trips due to pickpocketing”

Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center

By Tuoi Tre News, November 4, 2017, 17:01 GMT+7

Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center
Diners enjoy different types of food at the Asiana Food Town, located in the underground Sense Market Shopping Center in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

An underground food court in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is featuring a variety of Asian cuisines, offering its visitor a truly unique culinary experience.

Asiana Food Town is situated within the Sense Market Shopping Center, located underneath 23/9 Park.The location is in the heart of the southern metropolis and within walking distance of popular tourist destinations such as Ben Thanh Market and the Bui Vien Street ‘backpacker area.’ Continue reading “Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center”

The last cyclo repairman in Saigon

Last update 13:00 | 02/09/2017

For older generations, the pedicab used to be a popular means of transportation on every street corner of old Saigon in previous decades. 

The rudimentary transport means has become a unique cultural trait of Saigonese and is attached to many people’s childhoods.

However, due to the socio-economic development, the three-wheeled rickshaw has gradually fallen into oblivion and given way to taxis and buses. Continue reading “The last cyclo repairman in Saigon”

The last bronze incense burner craft village in Saigon

Last update 15:03 | 02/11/2017

In modern society, traditional craft villages are disappearing and many artisans are finding it hard to stick with their jobs. But in HCMC, the nation’s fastest growing city, there still exists a century-old bronze incense burner casting village called An Hoi in Go Vap District where only five households are holding on to the traditional craft.

In the craft village on the quiet Nguyen Duy Cung Street in Ward 12, Go Vap District, people can sense the slow pace of life and the peaceful atmosphere. Continue reading “The last bronze incense burner craft village in Saigon”

Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)

By Tuoi Tre News

November 1, 2017, 14:58 GMT+7

Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Congestion happened at the Bui Vien-De Tham Intersection in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on October 31, 2017 as thousands gathered to celebrate Halloween. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Thousands of people have flooded the ‘backpacker area’ of Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Halloween.

Dressed up in a variety of costumes, large crowds gathered at Bui Vien Walking Street in District 1, the most popular road in the city’s ‘backpacker area,’ on Tuesday night.Pubs and restaurants along the street were decorated in the spirit of the celebration.

Along with the frenetic atmosphere, severe congestion occurred in the area, especially at the intersection of Bui Vien with De Tham Streets. Continue reading “Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)”

Dự án treo 25 năm rồi, xin đừng treo tiếp nữa khổ dân lắm!

NN 16/10/2017, 14:30 (GMT+7) Có đất nhưng không thể làm nhà, nhà hư hỏng không được sửa chữa, những ngôi nhà dột nát, tạm bợ, những đàn heo, bò nhởn nhơ gặm cỏ…

Tính đến thời điểm hiện tại, TP.HCM có đến hơn 500 dự án đã “treo” từ 10 đến 25 năm, tổng diện tích lên đến hàng ngàn ha. Từ bao năm nay, hàng ngàn hộ dân trong các dự án “treo” này sống lay lắt. Trong các dự án “treo” thuộc những khu đất “vàng” ở trung tâm thành phố, người dân sống tạm bợ trong khu ổ chuột, còn ở vùng ven, khung cảnh chẳng khác một “vùng sâu vùng xa” nào đó chứ không phải ở thành phố lớn nhất nước.

16-01-08_nh_1
Bán đảo Thanh Đa và phía bên kia sông Sài Gòn là những toà nhà chọc trời của khu đô thị mới Thảo Điền, Q.2

Đó là cuộc sống của người dân ở phường 28, quận Bình Thạnh, TP.HCM từ 25 năm nay. Bên kia sông Sài Gòn là những toà nhà hiện đại chọc trời của khu đô thị mới Thảo Điền, quận 2. Continue reading “Dự án treo 25 năm rồi, xin đừng treo tiếp nữa khổ dân lắm!”

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”

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.

Remittance to HCMC reaches $3.38b in 9 months, vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news

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”