Steel used in HCMC metro beam support falls short of contracted quality: source

By Gia Minh   January 23, 2021 | 02:00 pm GMT+7 VNExpress

The steel used in beam support pads in HCMC’s first metro line does not meet contracted standards and poses a safety threat, an urban railway source told VnExpress.

An engineer checks the beam supporting pad at an area on the elevated section of HCMCs first metro line, January 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Quynh
An engineer checks the beam supporting pad at an area on the elevated section of HCMC’s first metro line, January 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Quynh.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said the agreement between the city Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) and the contractors, Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No. 6 (Cienco 6) and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, requires them to use a certain quality of elastomeric laminated bearings pads, which are reinforced steel plates sandwiched between layers of rubber.

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HCMC among investors’ 10 most preferred markets in Asia-Pacific: report

By Nguyen Quy   January 26, 2021 | 10:00 am GMT+7 VNExpressHCMC among investors’ 10 most preferred markets in Asia-Pacific: reportApartment buildings in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.Ho Chi Minh City is the fifth most preferred destination in the Asia-Pacific for cross-border investment thanks to its diversification of supply chains, CBRE said.

In its Asia Pacific Investor Intentions report,the American property consultancy saidVietnam’s southern metropolis ranked after only Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, and Shanghai in a poll of more than 490 Asia Pacific-based investors that asked a range of questions regarding their buying appetite and preferred strategies, sectors and markets for 2021.

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French-era railway headquarters in HCM City needs preservation

19/10/2020    15:50 GMT+7 vietnamnet

Many experts agree that the 20th-century building in downtown HCM City serving as the headquarters of the Sai Gon Railway Company on 136 Ham Nghi Street needs to be preserved.

The Sai Gon Railway Company headquarters, located at 136 Ham Nghi Street District 1 in HCM City, needs to be restored and preserved. — Photo

Two architects give their views about the need for preservation:

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Người Sài Gòn vật lộn chống ngập suốt đêm

07/08/2020    09:47 GMT+7

Chiều và tối qua người dân Sài Gòn phải vật lộn chống ngập trong trận mưa lớn nhất năm. 

Sài Gòn mưa tầm tã, xe máy ngập lút yên, ô tô chết máy xếp hàng dàiThi công dự án chống ngập gần 500 tỷ, mặt đường Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh bị nứtNgười Sài Gòn ngã nhào khi bơi giữa đường ngập

23h tối 6/8, tuyến đường Phan Huy Ích (quận Bình Tân và Gò Vấp) vẫn ngập sâu. Cả đoạn đường dài nước ngập hơn nửa mét khiến hàng loạt phương tiện bị chết máy. Người dân bì bõm dẫn bộ phương tiện, rẽ sóng để tìm đường về nhà.

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The top tours from HCM City

Last update 14:57 | 29/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Here are the top Saigon tours, which range from full-day trips to the iconic Chu Chi Tunnels to boat cruises through the vast Mekong Delta.

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

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Explore the underground passageways used by Vietnam liberation soldiers during the Vietnam War as you head to the Cu Chi tunnels with an experienced guide.

Learn how the extensive subterranean world was created, watch engaging documentaries about its use, and get the chance to fire an AK-47 assault rifle. Tiếp tục đọc “The top tours from HCM City”

Sleepless in HCM City: a tourism initiative


Update: March, 20/2017 – 09:00

More night entertainment activities, festivals, and large-scale shopping centres are planned to make HCM City “a city that never sleeps.” — VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu

HCM CITY — New York, famously known as the “city that never sleeps,” will soon be joined by HCM City, which is aspiring to that status in an effort to step up its tourism game.

The city, formerly known as Sài Gòn and the “Pearl of the Orient” in the early twentieth century, receives an average of 400,000 foreign tourists each month, generating revenues of thousands of billions of đồng, but some experts say it lacks night attractions that meet the demands of tourists looking to explore the city’s night life.

Lã Quốc Khánh, deputy director of the National Department of Tourism, said his office has found a real need among tourists to stay up late and explore the local night life.

“Some 30-40 per cent of national and international tourists want to go out after midnight, as well as 60-70 per cent of local citizens,” he told the Tuổi Trẻ newspaper, adding that the majority of foreign tourists typically suffer jet lag due to time differences and can only fall asleep after 2-3am. Tiếp tục đọc “Sleepless in HCM City: a tourism initiative”

HCM City: Boat tour on Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe launched

VNA Tuesday, September 01, 2015 – 20:41:41 Print

International tourists visit Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal (Photo: VNA)

The Department of Tourism together with the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City and the Saigon Boat JSC launched a boat tour on the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal in the city on September 1.

Visitors have the option to stay in splendidly decorated boats with roofs and safety equipment to float past poetic scenes along the 4.5-kilometre-long canal, which runs through Districts 1 and 3, Binh Thuan and Phu Nhuan. Tiếp tục đọc “HCM City: Boat tour on Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe launched”