|HCM City People’s Council approves 21 resolutions
The ninth meeting of the ninth People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City concluded on July 12 after three days of sitting, with 21 resolutions approved.
|Ho Chi Minh City’s book street given a makeover
Nearly 386,000 books were sold at Ho Chi Minh City’s Duong Sach (or Book Street) in the first half of this year, bringing a revenue of 20 billion VND (880,000 USD), up 5 percent annually.
|National Day of France marked in Ho Chi Minh City
The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations and the city’s Vietnam – France Friendship Association (VFFA) held a gathering on July 12 celebrating the 229th anniversary of National Day of France (July 14).
|Shoes & Leather Vietnam expos features 700 exhibitors
Over 700 leather and shoe exhibitors from Vietnam and 26 countries and territories worldwide will be displaying their products at two exhibitions on leather, footwear, and the sewing machine industry, which opened in Ho Chi Minh City on July 11.
|HCM City raises environmental protection, parking fees
New environmental protection fees are expected to reduce the volume of industrial wastewater in Ho Chi Minh City, while higher parking fees on city centre streets will curb traffic congestion, according to the city’s Transport Department.