On the same day, the delegation visited and gifted residents in Duc Pho District in the Central Province of Quang Ngai. On behalf of residents in HCMC, Ms. Thang gave VND1 billion for gifts for poor households in Quang Ngai. The delegators also gave cash of VND2 million and gift worth VND500,000 to Vietnam Heroic Mother To Thi Trinh in Duc Pho Town. Additionally, 50 families which benefit the national social welfare policies, households whose economic condition at poverty line in Duc Pho Town each were given an amount of VND700,000 and a gift worth VND300,000. … [Read more...] about HCMC gives US$775,243 to poor families in 35 cities, provinces on Tet occasion
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“Just a month ago, the Prime Minister said the Government was committed to maintaining stable prices for public services and basic amenities such as electricity in the last half of 2018, and now the Government has proposed an increase to the environmental tax, which in turn, would lead to an increase in the price of commodities,” Nguyễn Văn Giàu, chairman of the NA External Relations Committee, said at the meeting. … [Read more...] about NA Standing Committee delayed voting on environmental tax hike proposal
I am proud that I have learned so much during my travels, and have had beautiful cultural experiences and have been enlightened from such knowledge. I never imagined that I could learn Japanese lacquer painting in New York, wood-turning in Seoul, furniture-making in Indianapolis, joinery in Kyoto, origami in Kuala Lumpur, or even bookbinding in Sydney. I once gave up applying for study-abroad opportunities in college, but now I travel more than ever, thanks to calligraphy, surprisingly. … [Read more...] about Young calligrapher renowned for his talent introduces art to new generation
Several things need to be done initially under the ‘working while running’ principle for Thu Duc City, and the most important is a special mechanism that will enable the city to "take off". He declined to give details about ‘specific policies’, but said there will be stronger decentralization and authorization for Thu Duc City. This will allow Thu Duc City’s leaders to make decisions in certain fields without having to ask for permission from HCM City leaders. … [Read more...] about What policies are needed for Thu Duc City to ‘take off’?
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