​Ho Chi Minh City to hold fireworks shows to mark New Year, Tet

Ho Chi Minh City festival to welcome the new year 2009 will be held by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ho Chi Minh city Union of the Communist Youth Union and Sai Gon Tourist Corporation from December 26th to January 1st 2009. This is a useful artistic, cultural, gastronomic and entertaining activity entitled “Ho Chi Minh city: civilization, modern, humane and sentiment. Ho Chi Minh City in 2008.  (Source:  SGGP)... [read more]

A short section of an avenue in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is being closed until New Year’s Day to serve a days-long festival to usher in the year 2018.Traffic is barred from the part of Le Duan that cuts through Nam Ky Khoi Nghia and Pasteur Streets in District 1 from Thursday this week to 5:00 am on Monday next week, according to the municipal transport department.The road blockade is meant to make space for a New Year-themed artistic event.Le Duan, connecting the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens with the Reunification Palace, is one of the main…... [read more]

(Cinet)- A show of poetry melody, themed “Profound moment in life”, was to remind and honor Uncle Ho Soldiers’ noble images on the 33rd anniversary of the national Unity. The show was held on 20th April, at Ho Chi Minh City Young House of Culture. Attending the music-and-poem evening performance consisted of famous poets such as Tran The Tuyen, Doan Hoai Trung, Nguyen Tien Binh....; musicians like Dao Van Su, Nguyen Hong Son ....; singers, for example Meritorious Artist Ta Minh, Meritorious Artist Quynh Lien, Khanh Duy...and a large number of viewers. The show suggested all the viewers for Uncle…... [read more]

(Cinet) – To Glorify overcoming difficult efforts of the ethic minority pupils and students in study and training, 28 February, the representative agency for the MCST at Ho Chi Minh City held the exchange meeting with 152 ethic minority pupils and students studying at Universities of Culture and Arts, Gymnastics, Sports and Tourism in the Southern area. At this exchange meeting, the ethic minority pupils and students was taken part in many lively activities such as tug of war, ball robbing,… This meeting is a good chance for the ethic minority to exchange culture, study and understand one another and…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City will hold several activities to mark the 126th birth anniversary of the late president Ho Chi Minh, which falls on May 19 (1890-2016).   Accordingly, a photo exhibition will open on Nguyen Hue and Dong Khoi streets on May 17 morning.    A ceremony will be held on May 18 to honour outstanding individuals and units in the campaign of studying and following the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh.    High-ranking officials of the municipal Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Viet Nam Fatherland Front chapter will offer incense and flower in tribute…... [read more]

NDO/VNA - A rehearsal for activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Southern Liberation and National Reunification was organised in Ho Chi Minh City on April 26. Hosted by the national organising committee during 2014-2015, the event was overseen by Minister of Defence General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang, Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, among others. Taking place at the intersection of Le Duan and Pasteur streets in District 1 were an opening art performance, parades, and marches by forces representing the…... [read more]

NDO – The University of Economics – Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) held a ceremony on October 27 to mark its 40th anniversary, under the presence of President Tran Dai Quang.Over the past 40 years, officials, teachers, employees and students over generations of the university have made great efforts to overcome all difficulties and challenges to become a high-quality training centre in the fields of economy, business administration and jurisprudence. So far, the university has trained more than 217,000 bachelors and 10,000 masters and doctors of economics.Addressing the ceremony, on behalf of the Party and State, President Tran Dai Quang…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City plans to rake in more than $4.4 million every year from advertsing on all of its public buses following a successful trial in the downtown area. The city’s transport department said that advertising on the sides of 171 buses along 10 downtown routes had raised VND14.6 billion ($644,300) since April, 40 percent more than expected. It now expects to raise at least VND100 billion ($4.4 million) from advertising a year by covering the remaining nearly 2,200 public buses. HCMC imposed a ban on advertising on public buses in 2002 over concerns that they were an eyesore…... [read more]

NDO/VNA - The Ho Chi Minh City police, local young volunteers and units concerned jointly held a drill in response to illegal motorbike racing and disturbances to social order, from the night of December 6 to the early hours of December 7.Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai, and representatives from the defence ministry and other organisations were present for the drill.The drill focused on dealing with disturbances in public areas, such as acts of holding parades, and vandalism, among others, with a goal of…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The southern metropolis Ho Chi Minh City has set the target of achieving 8% economic growth for next year. >>> HCM City anticipates 9.8% GDP growth in 2015 This is one of the goals for 2016 that were adopted at the second conference of the municipal 10th Party Committee during its second conference on December 1-2. The city is set to increase the rate of trained workers to 75%, reduce the rate of poor households by 1%, and supply clean water to all households. It will also strive to be among the top five localities nationwide in terms…... [read more]