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Ho Chi Minh City wants French investment in transport, urban development
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Ho Chi Minh City wants French investment in transport, urban development

NDO/VNA - Ho Chi Minh City wants to cooperate with France in transport infrastructure and urban development projects, said Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.

Ho Chi Minh City rejects plan to tax tourists for overnight stays
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Ho Chi Minh City rejects plan to tax tourists for overnight stays

En Vnexpress - The city's tourism department has been criticized for making proposals on such a 'sensitive' topic.

International exhibition on machine tools opens in Ho Chi Minh City
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International exhibition on machine tools opens in Ho Chi Minh City

NDO - Metalex Vietnam 2017, an international exhibition showcasing machine tools and metalworking for production upgrades, opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh

MICE - big cheese for Ho Chi Minh City tourism
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MICE - big cheese for Ho Chi Minh City tourism

MICE tourism should become a staple of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism sector, as the lucrative business brings added value and contributes to the city’s sustainable development, experts said.

APEC SMEs Working Group’s meeting opens in Ho Chi Minh City
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APEC SMEs Working Group’s meeting opens in Ho Chi Minh City

NDO/VNA – The 45th meeting of the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Working Group kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on September 13.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to close for annual maintenance
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to close for annual maintenance

En Vnexpress - You can still visit Uncle Ho’s garden and wooden house.

Cheese lava bread hits Ho Chi Minh City
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Cheese lava bread hits Ho Chi Minh City

En Vnexpress - The good old cheese lava bread with a Vietnamese twist on top. People lava it!

Ho Chi Minh City to crack down on tax-evading Facebook retailers
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Ho Chi Minh City to crack down on tax-evading Facebook retailers

En nexpress - The tax man is threatening to shut down social media accounts, but savvy retailers know that it's an empty threat.

Ho Chi Minh City set to welcome more medical tourists
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Ho Chi Minh City set to welcome more medical tourists

Baomoi - Travelers seeking both leisure and medical procedures during their trip to Vietnam will be the target of a plan by Ho Chi Minh City authorities to promote this type of tourism.

Visiting President Ho Chi Minh’s house in Sen village
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Visiting President Ho Chi Minh’s house in Sen village

EN VietNamNet - Just 45km from the central city of Vinh, Sen village is located in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province, where is the birthplace of the late President Ho Chi Minh.

Thousands join 10,000-step walk to promote healthy lifestyle in Ho Chi Minh City
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Thousands join 10,000-step walk to promote healthy lifestyle in Ho Chi Minh City

Baomoi - More than 5,000 students, office workers and city officials gathered in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City early Sunday morning for a 10,000-step walk aimed at launching an exercise movement to

Ho Chi Minh City schoolchildren to get free milk from this year
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Ho Chi Minh City schoolchildren to get free milk from this year

Baomoi - Ho Chi Minh City schoolchildren up to second grade will from this year be given a free carton of milk every day as part of a scheme to improve children’s health.

Unique trading streets in Ho Chi Minh City
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Unique trading streets in Ho Chi Minh City

EN VietNamNet - Le Cong Kieu street in District 1 has long been known as a venue for antique trade. On the 200-meter-long street lays a series of antique shops.

Vietnam Motorcycle Show 2017 opens in Ho Chi Minh City
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Vietnam Motorcycle Show 2017 opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Motorcycle Show 2017 opened in Ho Chi Minh City, on May 4, with big names in the industry from home and abroad participating in the event.

$40m bridge opened to traffic in province near Ho Chi Minh City
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$40m bridge opened to traffic in province near Ho Chi Minh City

Bao Moi - Officials in southern Dong Nai Province on Sunday opened to traffic a bridge to connect the province’s heart to key industrial parks and make it easier to travel to Vung Tau, a popular

Creating investment and development mechanisms for Ho Chi Minh City
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Creating investment and development mechanisms for Ho Chi Minh City

Nhan dan - NDO - The Prime Minister has issued Decree 48/2017/ND-CP stipulating a number of specific financial and budgetary mechanisms and policies for Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnamese goods fair kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City
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Vietnamese goods fair kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

Nhan dan - NDO - A trade fair introducing high-quality Vietnamese-made goods under the theme “Shopping and festivity week” opened on April 27 at Phu Tho Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City: Construction on new eastern coach station begins
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Ho Chi Minh City: Construction on new eastern coach station begins

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – The Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO) began the construction of a new eastern coach station at a total cost of VND773 billion (US$33.6 million) on April 26.

Football tournament for visually impaired held in Ho Chi Minh City
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Football tournament for visually impaired held in Ho Chi Minh City

A football tournament for the visually impaired was held in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend, and was an opportunity for participants to fuel their passion for the sport.

Ho Chi Minh City vows to create optimal conditions for Indian investors
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Ho Chi Minh City vows to create optimal conditions for Indian investors

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – Ho Chi Minh City will create favourable conditions and a better business environment for foreign investors, including Indian entrepreneurs, said Chairman of the municipal

Cu Chi farms its way to post-war charms
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Cu Chi farms its way to post-war charms

EN VietNamNet - VietNamNet Bridge – Already famous for its incredible network of underground tunnels, Cu Chi is using its rustic ambience to attract more visitors keen to get away from urban bustle,

Ho Chi Minh City rebuilds tourism strategy to meet 7 million int’l arrivals target
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Ho Chi Minh City rebuilds tourism strategy to meet 7 million int’l arrivals target

Bao Moi - Ho Chi Minh City leaders met with local tourism companies on Thursday to discuss ways to meet a target of welcoming seven million international visitors this year.

Ho Chi Minh City aims to welcome 7 million foreign visitors in 2017
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Ho Chi Minh City aims to welcome 7 million foreign visitors in 2017

Bao Moi - Ho Chi Minh City set a target of welcoming seven million international visitors in 2017, announced the Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Phong, at a conference

A Tai Chi sweep? China bids for UNESCO cultural heritage status.
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A Tai Chi sweep? China bids for UNESCO cultural heritage status.

Yahoo News The clamoring of a jackhammer and shrill barks of two golden retrievers make a jarring soundtrack for Yan Ziteng’s afternoon tai chi class, but neither he nor his students seem to notice.

First quarter’s FDI pledges to Ho Chi Minh City reach US$575 million
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First quarter’s FDI pledges to Ho Chi Minh City reach US$575 million

Nhan dan - NDO - Foreign investors pledged nearly US$575 million to Ho Chi Minh City in the first quarter of 2017, up 56.7% over the same period last year, according to the municipal department of