First Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh book room opened in New Delhi

NDO/VNA – Ho Chi Minh City has been given the green light to let off fireworks during the upcoming New Year 2018 and Lunar New Year (Tet) Festivals.Accordingly, one high-range and three low-range firework shows are set to take place at Thu Thiem tunnel (district 2) and Dam Sen Cultural Park (district 11), Cu Chi tunnel (Cu Chi district) and Rung Sac Square (Can Gio district) from 0:00 to 0:15 on January 1, 2018.Meanwhile, one high-range and five low-range shows will light up the sky of Districts 2 and 11, and the districts of Cu Chi, Can Gio, Nha Be…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City is poised to operate its first-ever river bus route by the end of November to help alleviate the aggravating traffic pressure on local streets.Representatives of the municipal Department of Transport on Saturday made a survey trip of river bus route No.1 to prepare for its official launch later this month.The 10.8-kilometer-long route is set to connect Bach Dang Port in District 1 with Linh Dong Ward in the outlying district of Thu Duc, and runs along the Saigon River and Thanh Da Canal.The bus will pick up passengers at three stops along the route, namely Binh…... [read more]

The second branch of a major flyover in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap District has opened to traffic, giving commuters hope that near-constant congestion in the area will begin to ease.The overpass route, connecting Nguyen Kiem and Hong Minh Giam Streets at the Nguyen Thai Son Roundabout in Go Vap District, was officially inaugurated on Thursday morning, the Urban Traffic Management Zone No. 3 under the municipal Department of Transport said.Construction on this second branch of the flyover, measuring 367.7 meters long and 13.5 meters wide, lasted two and a half months.The N-shaped overpass is designed to include three…... [read more]

A Spring Flower Fair which is open at Tao Dan Park from February 12 to 23, displays 7,000 items ranging from flowers, ornamental plants, fish and ceramic products to colourful butterflies.  The fair has attracted artisans from the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Singapore. In addition to the flower and plant displaying areas, the cuisine area will introduce special foods from three regions.  A flower procession festival is held on Nguyen Hue and Le Loi Streets from February 15 to 19 by the Saigontourist Corporation to show special features of the traditional New Year festival (Tet) in Vietnam. There will…... [read more]

HA NOI (VNS)– A new book gathering famous quotes and the wisdom of late President Ho Chi Minh has gone on sale to the public.The 632-page book entitled Danh Ngon Ho Chi Minh (Famous sayings of President Ho Chi Minh) includes 2,000 of the President's famous quotes, covering his thoughts and poetry, as well as his recommendations for the Party and Vietnamese people.The book, which costs VND240,000 (US$12), also features 100 photo pages portraying his life and revolutionary activities.This latest book follows on from the first ever calendar featuring images and quotes of the late President, which went on sale…... [read more]

Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the country’s biggest, has officially launched a new five-story parking garage that can serve 10,000 vehicles per day.The structure of 21,000 square meters cost VND550 billion, or nearly $25 million, to build.Officials say the extra parking spaces will allow the airport, which is serving more passengers than its design capacity, to reduce overload.The structure, using a modern monitoring system, is also linked to what will be a future subway station.The parking fee for motorbikes is VND5,000 ($0.47) every eight hours. For cars it’s VND20,000 every 30 minutes.Tan Son Nhat is overstrained by the steady flows…... [read more]

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province confirmed its first Zika case on Monday while its neighbor Ho Chi Minh City said the number of patients of the mosquito-borne virus has risen to 38 from 35 in just three days. The male patient, 19, was admitted to a hospital in Ba Ria-Vung Tau on October 30 with a high fever and joint pains. He was later moved to another hospital in Ho Chi Minh City where he tested positive for the Zika virus. An investigation by the provincial health department found he visited his girlfriend in the city around two weeks before falling…... [read more]

An exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh and France opened in Marseille city, France on September 6 on the occasion of commemorating the 100th year of Ho Chi Minh’s birthday. The event has been organised by the Vietnamese Association in France (UGVF), in co-ordination with the Vietnamese Association in Marseille (UGVM), the Vietnamese Association of Students in France (UEVF), the Information and Documentation Centre (CID) and the Vietnam-France Friendship Association (AAFV). 200 photos and documentaries about late President Ho Chi Minh will be on display. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese ambassador to France, Duong Chi Dung, spoke about late…... [read more]

According to the Management Board of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the tribute ceremony to President Ho Chi Minh and the commemoration rituals to the martyrs will be held again from November 6. From September 6 to November 5, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and the monument to the fallen heroes have been temporarily closed for maintenance./. Source: CPV... [read more]

The number of confirmed Zika infections in Ho Chi Minh City has risen quickly from 38 to 46 in just four days, bringing the country’s total to 56. The city's preventive health agency confirmed eight more Zika cases on Thursday. District 2 and Binh Thanh each has nine patients, followed by five in District 9. Nine other districts have reported at least one case. The city declared a pandemic state of the mosquito-borne disease in October. The new patients have raised Vietnam’s total infections to 56, compared to only two cases in April. The other patients are in the central…... [read more]