Ho Chi Minh city’s foreign affairs performs well in 2017

Gyeongju city festival is part of the Ho Chi Minh City–Gyeongju World Culture Festival 2017.(Photo: VNA)  HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Nguyen Hue pedestrian streetwas emblazoned with a kaleidoscope of cultures of Gyeongju city, the Republicof Korea (RoK), on November 12.The event was held as part of the activities within the Ho Chi MinhCity–Gyeongju World Culture Festival 2017, taking place in the southern hubfrom November 11 to December 3.Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, underlinedthat Vietnam hosted numerous important events in November, including the APEC2017 Economic Leaders’ Week and the Ho Chi Minh…... [read more]

Cinema lovers in Ho Chi Minh City are now treated to six days of free screenings of Korean blockbusters as part of the Ho Chi Minh City-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2017. Running from November 17 to 22, the movie fest is packed with blockbusters ranging in genres from action, horror to comedy and family movies. All 12 selected films, including eight from South Korea and four from Vietnam, were produced between 2015 and 2017. They will be screened at the BHD Star cinemas, on the third and fourth floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower in downtown District 1. The film…... [read more]

Cinema lovers in Ho Chi Minh City are now treated to six days of free screenings of Korean blockbusters as part of the Ho Chi Minh City-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2017. Running from November 17 to 22, the movie fest is packed with blockbusters ranging in genres from action, horror to comedy and family movies. All 12 selected films, including eight from South Korea and four from Vietnam, were produced between 2015 and 2017. They will be screened at the BHD Star cinemas, on the third and fourth floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower in downtown District 1. The film…... [read more]

William took flight VN780 by the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, from Australia to Ho Chi Minh City. The Ho Chi Minh City's Tourism Department and the Vietnam Airlines organized a ceremony to welcome their six millionth visitor at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, on December 15. Head of the city's Tourism Department, Bui Ta Hoang Vu welcoming Australian businessman Mitchener D. William. Photo: tuoitre.vn  Addressing the ceremony, Head of the city's Tourism Department, Bui Ta Hoang Vu affirmed that the event marked a new step and the successful start of the city in developing its tourism, with…... [read more]

The MoU signing ceremony (Photo: SGGP)The signing of the MoU has raised the number of foreign localities setting up friendly and cooperative relation with Ho Chi Minh city to 48, including 6 from the RoK. According to Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong, the establishment of the friendly and cooperative relationship is an important mark and good premise for wide and deep cooperation between the two localities in the future. On the same day, the closing ceremony of the Ho Chi Minh city–Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2017, a large cultural event marking the 25th year of…... [read more]

At a meeting on December 1st with NA deputies representing HCM City including President Tran Dai Quang, voters in the southern economic hub noted that the people’s opinions, recommendations and aspiration have been conveyed to the NA session, and NA deputies have demonstrated their sense of responsibility in discussing issues of voters’ concern.Local residents also expressed their joy at the country’s achievements in socio-economic development and external relations, especially the success of the APEC Vietnam Year 2017 and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang city.President Tran Dai Quang affirmed that the hosting of the APEC Year 2017 and…... [read more]

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong receives Korean Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk. (Photo: thanhuytphcm.vn)The East Asia nation ranks 4th among 93 countries and territories investing in Ho Chi Minh city, with 1,400 projects capitalized at USD4.6 billion.The figures were announced by Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee, during his November 16th reception for Korean Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk, on a working visit.During the reception, Chairman Phong showed his pleasure at the fact that in 2017, Vietnam and RoK had organized a wide range of activities marking…... [read more]

Saigon Centre, one of the 20 projects developed by Keppel Land in Vietnam According to information published on the company website, on the first site located in Saigon South, Keppel Land plans to develop about 220 landed homes and a 1,029-unit high-rise condominium. The two developments will span a gross floor area (GFA) of about 36,110 and 141,540 square metres, respectively. The total development cost, inclusive of the expenditure for land purchase, is about $235 million.The second site is located in District 9 and borders the affluent residential enclave of District 2. Keppel Land will develop another 300 landed homes…... [read more]

At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)  HCM City (VNA) – Authorities ofHo Chi Minh City and the province of Gyeongsangbuk of the Republic of Koreaestablished cooperative ties in the Vietnamese city on December 3. At the signing ceremony, Chairman of themunicipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the 23-day Ho Chi MinhCity - Geyeongju World Cultural Expo 2017 attracted more than 12,000 Korean visitorswith music performances, cultural and trade promotion activities, boostingrelations between the two peoples on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties. He added that the move will facilitate tiesacross economy, culture and education between the…... [read more]

Internationally known blues and jazz singer CoCo York will visit Vietnam to perform in Hue and Ho Chi Minh City, from June 3 to June 8. As one of the featured performers at Hue Festival 2008, Coco York will perform at the Duyet Thi Duong Theatre (inside the historic Hue Citadel) at 7:30 p.m. on June 4-5 and at An Dinh Palace at 8:00 p.m. on June 6. According to the U.S ambassy in Vietnam , during her time in Hue , she will also conduct a master class with students of the Hue Academy of Music and Hue Foreign…... [read more]