Ho Chi Minh city’s new urban administration model

A corner of Ho Chi Minh city

(VOVworld) - The Government will submita pilot project to build a new urban administration model for Ho Chi Minh City to the Party Politburo before sending it to the National Assembly for approval. It's hoped the new administration model will fix current problems in urban management and development and generate momentum for Ho Chi Minh City's development. The Ho Chi Minh city People's Council and People's Committee under the present law have not clearly differentiated administration in … [Read more...]

HCMC holds meeting to mark International Women’s Day

City leaders visit Vietnamese heroic mothers on occasion of International Women's day

The Women's Union in HCMC held a meeting to celebrate the 1,974 anniversary of Trung Sisters' Uprising and the 104th International Women's Day on March 6 in Ho Chi Minh City. At the meeting, Chairwoman of the Municipal Women's Union Dinh Thi Bach Mai highlighted the tradition of Vietnamese women and their contributions to social development. The ceremony is to praise solidarity and for the gender equality and women's progress, said Bach Mai. Values of Vietnamese women are the core of every … [Read more...]

Political News Headlines 27/2

Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong and his French counterpart Christiane Taubira (Source: VNA)

Deputy PM asks for education support from the UK Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has called upon the UK to share its experience in education with Viet Nam and provide the country with direct support and technical assistance in the area. Dam made his appeal at a reception for the UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, Lord David Terence Puttnam, in Ha Noi yesterday, Feb 26. Along with the rapid increase of the bilateral trade, the two countries enjoy great … [Read more...]

Lao NA delegation visits Ho Chi Minh City

Laos wishes to gain from Vietnam's experience in organising local parliamentary activities and collecting policy opinions from members of the public. Phonethep Pholsena, head of the Lao NA Committee for Cultural and Social Affairs, made the statement at a meeting with Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh and Chairwoman of the municipal People's Council, in the city on February 26. Noting with pleasure the strong development of Vietnam and the city … [Read more...]

City party leaders visit doctors on Vietnam Doctor’s Day

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (yellow) send flowers to greet Associate Professor Tran Thi Trung Chien, former Health Minister, on the occasion of Vietnam Doctor's Day (Photo: SGGP)

Leaders from Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee on February 24 visited and greeted medical staff and doctors on the 59th anniversary of Vietnam Doctor's Day. Deputy secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha expressed hope for April 30 Hospital to improve development and provide health care to police, soldiers and citizens from neighboring provinces. Ha also visited former Health Minister Tran Thi Trung Chien and former Deputy Minister Doan Thuy Ba. She expressed that they would give better care for the … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City: Supporting Phu Yen province VND 500 million for disaster recovery

Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee cum Chairman of the People's Council in Ho Chi Minh City, comrade Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam (right) presenting gifts to people in Tuy An district

In the afternoon of January 18th, in Tuy Hoa city, the comrades of Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee cum Chairman of the People's Council in Ho Chi Minh City; Ms. Vo Thi Dung, Member of the Standing Board of the Party Committee, cum Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in in Ho Chi Minh City ​​awarded the symbolical present of VND500 million to comrade Huynh Tan Viet, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee cum Chairman of the … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 18

Thousands of people stood in line for hours on Wednesday, trying to buy a ticket from the Phuong Trang Bus Company at Mien Dong Bus Station in HCM City to return home for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Vietnam, US launch climate change project The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on January 16 launched a US$26 million climate change project in Nam Dinh province. The project, entitled "Vietnam Forests and Deltas," supports Vietnam's goals for sustainable development, low carbon emission, and adaptation to climate change by improving land-use planning, forest and natural resource management and mobilizing communities … [Read more...]

Nursery schools shut down, where will children go?

The decisions have been made after a lot of child abuse cases were discovered recently. Just within four weeks, two babies died from the accidents that occurred at private nursery classes, operating without licenses.

VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi and HCM City local authorities have vowed to shut down the unlicensed nurseries, or the household run classes which fail to meet the requirements on safety for babies. But this means that the children from poor families and immigrant workers would have nowhere to go. Most recently, a video clip was handed over to the police, showing a lot of children beaten brutally by two babysitters in HCM City. The images stunned the public which has asked to heavily punish the … [Read more...]

HCM City hopes for further ties with France involving climate, investment

HCM CITY (VNS)— HCM City are aiming to strengthen multi-faceted cooperation with France, especially in the sectors of trade, investment, climate change adaptation and urban planning and lighting. Other sectors the city will look to cooperate with France are in education training and human resources development. Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairwoman of the municipal People's Council called for stronger ties at a ceremony held in the city … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 19

More than VND450 million was raised at a Vietnam-Republic of Korea cultures and arts exchange in the Mekong delta city of Vinh Long City on December 17.

Disabled people benefit from German project More than 2,000 people with disabilities and their families in the central province of Quang Tri have profited from a German-funded rehabilitation project over the past 13 years. The figure was announced at a meeting to review the implementation of the community-based project (from January 2001 to December 2013) on December 16 and 17. Financed by the German Caritas Association, it has taught physical therapy to local medical staff and families of … [Read more...]