Travel firms in Ho Chi Minh City have resumed selling tours. (Photo:

Travel firms in HCMC resume selling tours

Travel firms in HCMC have resumed selling tours as the southern metropolis has allowed tourism services in “green zones” after a period of social distancing due to Covid-19.
Citizens are shopping in Emart Supermarket in Go Vap District on October 13. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC safely, enthusiastically welcoming new normal status

Ho Chi Minh City, after fifteen days implementing Directive No.18 by HCMC People’s Committee and now Resolution No.128/NQ-CP by the Government, has witnessed impressive socio-economic recoveries. Meanwhile, the numbers of new Covid-19 infected cases and deaths continuously decrease. HCMC is gradually recovering from the severe outbreak.

People flocks to Nguyen Hue walking street in District 1. (Photo: SGGP)

Safe return to normal life in HCMC

People in HCMC are getting very excited after the epidemic has been put under control. Many activities have been allowed to resume while residents return to normal life two weeks after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted.
The street leading to the 38-ha resettlement area in Tan Thoi Nhat Ward of District 12 is uncompleted. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC suggested to prioritize socio-economic aspects in urban planning

Seeing that certain land resources in Ho Chi Minh City are underused or abandoned wastefully due mostly to project suspension and legal issues, experts in the field propose that the municipal authorities focus more on methods related to investors and law adjustment.

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC should go towards reorganization, economic creativity: State President

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 12 led the National Assembly deputy delegation to inspect the implementation of infection prevention and control activities in HCMC under the resolution No.30 and guidance on pandemic control measures of the Government and the Prime Minister, and the city’s plan for economic development in coming time.
The 13A residential area in the Southern new urban area is left abandoned after 15 years the project was launched

Abandoned, underused land in HCMC requires urgent attention

While land resources in Ho Chi Minh City becomes increasingly scarce, leaving many people homeless, there are other parcels underused or even abandoned. Obviously, this paradoxical situation needs immediate handling by the authorities.

Binh Quoi – Thanh Da urban area project with a surface area of 426ha has been suspended for 28 years. (Photo: SGGP)

Suspended land projects in HCMC urges land law adjustment

Ho Chi Minh City has witnessed a significant architectural growth, turning it into a more modern mega city. However, there still exist hundreds of suspended land projects that have negative impacts on land management performance. In order to handle inadequacies and overlaps of the current land law and better answer the development demands, it is necessary that the Government review and adjust the 2013 Land Law.