Ho Chi Minh City needs up to US$40 billion to implement seven breakthrough programs from now until 2020, said the city People’s Committee.

HCM City launches digital traffic app
1/23/2017 2:52:28 PM (GMT+7)
Commuters can now plan their routes to avoid getting stuck in HCM City’s congestion hotspots as the city’s Transport Department has announced the launch of a digital traffic app aimed at informing commuters of traffic congestion.

VN to halt illegal fishing by 2025
12/16/2017 4:15:00 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Assembly has passed a revised law on fisheries as Vietnam prepares a national plan to prevent, minimise and eliminate illegal fishing by 2025. 

Foreign investors keen to acquire stake at oil refinery
12/16/2017 4:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
The equitization of Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company has drawn strong attention of big foreign investors given the company’s strong financial readings and its market position.

Digital banking grows to support new customers
12/16/2017 3:12:00 PM (GMT+7)
 Digitalisation in retail banking is becoming a vital trend for Vietnam’s banking sector, not only to meet bank customers’ – especially young customers’ – needs, but also to help the nation achieve its goal of creating a cashless economy. 

ACV prepares for colossal divestment
12/16/2017 3:06:00 PM (GMT+7)
 The state will divest about 20 per cent of its stake – more than 435 million shares – in Vietnam’s largest state-owned airport operator in the third quarter of next year.

Village midwives give vital service for a pittance
12/16/2017 1:53:00 PM (GMT+7)
Being a midwife in a remote, mountainous area is a thankless job. The remuneration is pitiful, even though the job is of vital importance in maintaining maternal health, especially among ethnic minority communities.

Taking care of preemies a tense ordeal and a joy
12/16/2017 11:53:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Gia Han of Hai Phong often holds her breath as she stares into the room where her baby is being taken care of.

Only a fundamental mindset shift can save the Mekong Delta: expert
12/16/2017 11:10:00 AM (GMT+7)
Well-meant but misguided climate change interventions in the Mekong Delta are set to do more harm than good, and only a change in policymakers’ mindset can reverse the damage, 

Tour firms may be fined for environmental offenses
12/16/2017 11:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
Madelon Willemsen, head of the Vietnam office of the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, said that the wildlife-related tourism activities that have been popular in the country for decades, such as elephant riding, 

Blind teacher wins top scholarship for social work
12/16/2017 10:27:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Huynh Huu Canh and his cousin were digging up an iron object one day when a bomb left over from the war exploded, killing his cousin and leaving Canh, then in the fourth grade, blind.

Young swimmer shine at age 15
12/16/2017 9:42:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – At the age of 15, HCM City’s native swimmer Nguyen Huu Kim Son won an individual medley gold at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games held in Malaysia this year, setting a new Games record.

Social News 16/12
12/16/2017 9:10:00 AM (GMT+7)
Kon Tum police bust illegal transport of firecrackers, Quang Ngai asked to roll out measures to end illegal fishing, Nguyen Xuan Thang assigned to take charge of PCC’s Theoretical Council