According to Thu Duc Development Plan to 2040, the city could be flooded once every five years. The estimated investment for the flood prevention plan is USD1bn. This will be a public-private partnership project. Tran Phuoc Anh, director of HCM City Department of Foreign Affairs, said they had asked HCM City authorities and related agencies to work together to carry out the project. According to the Department of Construction, after the Consulate General of the Netherlands announced the co-operation project for flood prevention for HCM City, they asked member agencies to support the Consulate General of the Netherlands while they carried out the research in District 2, District 9 and Thu Duc City. The report from the Department of Planning and Architecture showed that in order to meet the goals set in the 2020-2025 development plan, it will need VND41.6trn (USD1.8bn) from the state budget. … [Read more...] about Dutch help with flood prevention in Thu Duc City
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Photo: news.zing.vn PANO - The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee and the military-run telecom group Viettel have kicked off a military semester “I am a soldier” for 180 children in Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City’s kids join military semester
More than 100 students, aged from12 to 17, children of disadvantaged servicemen and servicewomen, youth union officials, and needy households in the city, enrolled in the course. During the week-long military course, trainees will be provided with basic survival skills, military discipline, physical exercise, rescue skills, and practical operation. … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City launches military semester program in 2017
In January , 2021, the city will pilot setting up a team to re-organize the southern metropolitan’s construction order to increase supervision and handle illegal construction. The city will apply the general database for the architecture, natural resources, and construction in which construction will play important role in connecting the two remaining sectors. … [Read more...] about HCMC prioritizes developing social houses, cheap houses for low-income earners
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