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Fancy a snakehead fish, head and all?

Châu Đốc-style snakehead fish soup with rice vermicelli is a favourite at Bún Cá Lóc Plan Lê restaurant in HCM City.

Diners in HCM City should check out Bún Cá Lóc Phan Lê, a new restaurant that will surely please lovers of all things fishy. Do you sometimes long for your Mekong Delta home and hunger for bún cá lóc Châu Đốc style (snakehead fish soup with rice vermicelli) when the …

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Ministry sounds warning against diseases in south

A child with hand-foot-mouth disease being treated at the HCM City Pediatrics Hospital

The Ministry of Health has called on authorities and hospitals in the south to strengthen preventive measures to control the spread of measles and hand-foot-mouth disease. The number of HFM infections has increased steadily in the region, with nearly 4,800 cases reported so far this year, or 77 percent of …

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HCM City to spend $259 million on hospital projects

Thu Duc General Hospital

HCM City has received approval from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to build three general hospitals in the city’s outlying districts worth VND5.7 trillion (USD259 million). The hospitals will be located in Cu Chi, Hoc Mon and Thu Duc districts. Among those, Thu Duc General Hospital will have the biggest …

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App-based taxi firms in fierce competition

Go-Viet in fierce competition with Grab

Even though new Vietnamese app-based taxi service Go-Viet is rolling out many promotion programmes, it is still losing against Grab. When Go-Viet first appeared in HCM City in early August, it released a series of promotion programmes such as the VND5,000 (21 US cents) package for 8km in city centres. …

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HCM City plans USD67m school milk programme

HCM City plans to launch a school milk programme in the 2018-2020 period

HCM City plans to launch a school milk programme with a total cost of VND1.482 trillion (USD67.36 million) during the 2018-2020 period. The programme is aimed to improve child nutrition at kindergartens and primary schools. Bui Thi Diem Thu, deputy head of the city’s Department of Education and Training, said …

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HCM City must pick up economic pace

HCM City’s economy needs to pick up pace to achieve this year’s growth targets, a meeting held yesterday to review socio-economic development in the first nine months heard.

HCM City’s economy needs to pick up pace to achieve this year’s growth targets, a meeting held yesterday to review socio-economic development in the first nine months heard. “Vietnam will suffer a lot because of the trade war between the US and China, and HCM City must have plans to …

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HCM City set to increase parking fees in public areas

An overloaded parking lot in HCM City’s District 1. The city will increase parking fees in the downtown area from October 1 in an effort to attract investment in parking lots.

HCM City authorities have decided to increase parking fees at all lots run by private operators in the inner city from October 1. This is aimed at attracting more investment in building parking areas and reducing traffic in these areas. The new fees for bicycles and electric bikes in districts …

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HCM City shophouses warned on fire threat

Firefighters extinguish a fire at an industrial park HCM City.

The HCM City fire brigade has called on people running shops at home to take proper preventive measures against fire. The warning came after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a fast-food restaurant on Bui Vien Street in District 1, frightening not only staff but also guests. Earlier, …

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Disease season peaks in south

The HCM City Paediatrics Hospital No 1 is overloaded with children hospitalising for hand-foot-mouth disease.

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season (September and October) for contagious diseases has arrived. The number of children with hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease at HCM City Paediatrics Hospital 1 rose by five times compared to …

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