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HCM City has announced the 8th annual ICT Awards, saying nominations will be received until the end of September. HCM City has announced the 8th annual ICT Awards, saying nominations will be received until the end of September.  The topic this year for the awards organised by the Department of Information and Communications and meant for organisations and individuals operating in the ICT field or deploying ICT applications is "Digital technology accompanying a civilised and modern city." The awards are given for outstanding products and services and for achievements that contribute to the development of the city's ICT. In the…... [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: http://tuoitre.vn)HCM City (VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's chapter in Ho Chi Minh City has honoured ten outstanding young citizens of the city in 2016, chosen 131 nominations, double the number of nominees last year.Eligible youth are 30 years old and under. The 10 outstanding youth typify the talented young faces that exist in various fields, including education, scientific resreach, sports, the arts and start-up and innovation movements. In his speech at a honour ceremony held in HCM City on January 3,Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang hopes the honoured young people as well…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism has announced tourism events and promotion activities to be held abroad next year, aiming to attract more visitors to the southern metropolis in the year 2007.  The notification went out to more than 40 domestic and foreign travel agents, hotels and airlines from France, the US, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. Accordingly, the city will organize a number of festivals including the Vietnam-Korea Festival in South Korea and the Roadshow in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. It will also take part in the International Tourism Expo in Hong Kong and the…... [read more]

The city sent 97 athletes to compete in eight events of the ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, including swimming, track-and-field, weightlifting, chess, badminton, boccia, football for the visually-impaired and table tennis. They bagged 35 gold, 45 silver and 35 bronze medals. Meanwhile, at AIMAG 2017 held in Turkmenistan, 41 of Vietnam’s 130 athletes were from HCM City, earning six gold, three silver and eight bronze medals.Huynh Cach Mang, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the athletes’ achievements showed the success of Ho Chi Minh City’s sport sector in training athletes for regional and international competition.He also voiced his…... [read more]

The city sent 97 athletes to compete in eight events of the ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, including swimming, track-and-field, weightlifting, chess, badminton, boccia, football for the visually-impaired and table tennis. They bagged 35 gold, 45 silver and 35 bronze medals. Meanwhile, at AIMAG 2017 held in Turkmenistan, 41 of Vietnam’s 130 athletes were from the city, earning six gold, three silver and eight bronze medals. Huynh Cach Mang, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the athletes’ achievements showed the success of HCM city’s sport sector in training athletes for regional and international competition. He also voiced his…... [read more]

At the meeting on October 17 (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City authorities on October 18 announced a Zika outbreak on communal and ward scale. The outbreak occurred in Hiep Thanh ward, district 12 and An Phu ward, district 2. Earlier on October 15, the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City discovered two additional Zika cases in Hiep Thanh and An Phu wards, bringing the city’s total Zika infections to 4. Earlier, the Zika outbreak was also announced at Phuoc Long B ward, district 9. On the occasion, the municipal People’s Committee asked the Director…... [read more]

A safe food outlet in Ho Chi Minh City (Source: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – An additional of 38 outlets to the Ho Chi Minh City’s safe food chain were announced by the city’s Department of Industry and Trade on December 23.So far, nine enterprises have participated in the safe food chain with 384 selling outlets in trade centers, supermarkets and traditional markets across the city.Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, Deputy Director of the department said the city has proactively carried out the safe food outlet chain project and piloted safe food market model.The department has coordinated with the Department of Agriculture and…... [read more]

Spraying to kill mosquito larvae (Source: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City has recorded six more cases inflected with Zika virus as of November 11, raising the total number of infections in the city to 35, the municipal Preventive Medicine Centre announced.According to Director of the centre Nguyen Tri Dung, the infections were reported in 13 out of 24 districts. Of which, Binh Thanh district saw the largest number of seven cases, followed by Districts 2 and 9 with four cases each.Meanwhile, the number of dengue cases in the city is on a downward trend thanks to drastic…... [read more]

The design of the Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien Metro line (Source: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – Representatives of Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Council’s eighth term on April 21 approved a public investment proposal on 1,277 projects with a total investment of 137 trillion VND (6.2 billion USD) until 2020. Forty percent of the budget will be allocated to reducing traffic congestion and accidents in the city. About 20 percent of the total budget will be given to projects that would improve human resources, while 15 percent would be slated for flood prevention projects. About 107 trillion VND will be…... [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City will organise a wide range of cultural activities to celebrate the 86th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (February 3, 1930).Accordingly, the highlight of the events will be an arts performance programme in the evening of January 3, at the Park 23/09.Other activities such as a photo exhibition along Dong Khoi Street from February 2-17, and boat and cycle races will be happening around the city.On the occasion, social policies beneficiaries, war veterans, families of martyrs and wounded soldiers, and veteran Party…... [read more]