At the national teleconference (Photo: SGGP) The Chairman made the statement at a national teleconference on administrative procedure reforms and governance modernisation chaired by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh this morning. Speaking at the conference, Mr. Phan Van Mai, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, acknowledged that, among the general limitations of the country, Ho Chi Minh City also has a limitation on the rate of handling administrative records online which is still low. Specifically, in the first six months of the year only 2.2 million records were handled through online public services. According to him, the city state agencies and organization must improve their work. He explained that the low rate is because Ho Chi Minh City has not yet completed the connection between the city's Public Service Portal with the National Public Service Portal. However, he added that Ho Chi Minh City is making a concerted effort to complete the connection in … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City: More than 2.2 million of documents processed online
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Life as an expat in Vietnam is all about learning the local culture. However, two weekends a year I get to share my Australian culture with my local Vietnamese friends. Australian culture is very much about sport and I love being able to share my games, my culture with my Vietnamese friends. The pinnacle of the Australian sporting calendar arrives in the last weekend in September and first weekend in October. Over the next two weekends the grand finals of both the AFL and NRL will be shown live in bars across Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, and the games promise to be memorable in many ways. AFL (Australian Football Leagues or Aussie Rules) is a game that began in Australia in 1896 and is followed by millions of people in Australia and around the world. From 18 teams at the start of the season, we are now down to the top two sides. This Saturday will see the grand final of the AFL with Sydney playing Geelong. AFL actually has a rather big following in Vietnam with many … [Read more...] about Aussies in Ho Chi Minh City, are you ready for the AFL and NRL on weekend?
Contrary to walls smeared with pointless paintings and graffiti in Ho Chi Minh City, many others are covered with beautiful drawings, which helps prevent vandalizing graffiti. Many of such walls are in Da Kao Ward, District 1, which are filled with beautiful paintings and flower pots. The products were jointly created by the People’s Committee, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, and the Youth Union of Da Kao Ward as well as local residents to prevent graffiti, ads stuck on walls, and littering. With the same purpose, walls of houses on Dien Bien Phu Street in Da Kao Ward have also been blanketed with pictures about protecting wildlife and fighting the hunt for endangered species. Thanh Duyen, a resident in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, has an artist paint a picture on the front wall of his house on Tran Van Dang Street. Photo : Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre Dang Quoc Bao, head of the southern office of the Vietnam Association of Civil Engineering Environment, … [Read more...] about Artistic drawings a way to protect walls from graffiti in Ho Chi Minh City
Many streets in low-lying areas in Ho Chi Minh City were turned into ‘rivers’ due to high tide on Tuesday afternoon. Although the tide did not reach its peak on Tuesday, the flooding still posed a lot of difficulties for commuters and residents in multiple neighborhoods. On Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, which stretches along the bank of Te Canal, the water began flowing into the road at around 5:30 pm. The most flooded section was near the foot of Tan Thuan Bridge, with water levels at up to 20 centimeters high. People travel on flooded Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, September 13, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre Many motorcyclists fell as they traveled on the inundated route, while others ended up with broken-down vehicles. Local residents struggled as floodwater submerged their houses. The situation is quite common whenever high tide hits the city, and residents are now relying on the completion of the city’s anti-flooding … [Read more...] about High tide floods streets, houses in Ho Chi Minh City
Fragments of human bones dating back about 2,300 years were uncovered at the Giong Ca Vo archaeological site in Ho Chi Minh City’s outlying district of Can Gio. The discovery was part of the results of the 2021-22 excavation jointly conducted by the Institute of Archeology under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City. It was reported during a working trip of Tran The Thuan, director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports on Friday last week. Surprising discoveries Besides five exploratory holes, a hole measuring over 200 square meters was dug. In the hole, 224 burial jars and 15 tombs were found. In a tomb, archeologists discovered the remains of an ancient person believed to be a 1.65-meter man. Two fangs were also found, suggesting that the person had a high position in society. A piece of stone earring shaped like two animals’ heads. Photo : L.Dien / Tuoi Tre The Giong Ca Vo archeological site, … [Read more...] about Human remains dating back some 2,300 years unearthed in Ho Chi Minh City
More than 90 karaoke parlors in Ho Chi Minh City were fined for various violations, including those related to fire safety, as police have been carrying out a campaign to inspect these venues since mid-August. The Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue Police Division under the municipal Department of Public Security is carrying out a drive to examine all karaoke parlors, bars, and discos in the city from August 17 to September 15. Ninety-one out of 414 karaoke parlors in the metropolis were fined a combined VND247 million (US$10,400) for multiple violations so far, Senior Lieutenant Colonel Luong Nguyen Hoang, deputy head of the firefighting police unit, said earlier this week. Most of the violations were related to the installation of billboards, emergency exits, and fire safety equipment. Officers also suspended two facilities as their fire prevention and control systems were not approved. "At many karaoke shops, the billboards cover the front and balconies of the … [Read more...] about Over 90 karaoke parlors fined for multiple violations in Ho Chi Minh City