A map of HCM City in 1795 is on display at an exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the HCM City Museum. — VNS Photo Phương MaiViet Nam News HCM CITY — The HCM City Museum on August 16 celebrated its 40th anniversary with an exhibition featuring the history of the South from 1698 to 1945. The exhibition, Dấu Ấn Khai Phá Miền Đất Nam Bộ Qua Hiện Vật Bảo Tàng (Marks of Land Reclamation in South Việt Nam through the Museum’s Objects) includes 137 rare or precious objects. They include maps, royal decrees, diplomas and seals under the Tây Sơn Dynasty (1778-1802) and Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945). On display are copies of three maps of HCM City in different time periods, including 1623-1679, 1975, and 1815. There are also dozens of royal stamps that were used on administrative documents under the Tây Sơn Dynasty and Nguyễn Dynasty. The exhibits also … [Read more...] about HCM City Museum celebrates 40th anniversary
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What does the future hold for HCM City? (29-06-2009) HCM City —While Paris was the capital of the 19th century and New York the capital of the 20th, many people believe that the capital of the 21st century will be an Asian metropolis, but the question for many local urban planners is could HCM City ever be a viable contender? Exploring this idea is the HCM City 21 Initiative, a gathering of Vietnamese and German city planners, architects, engineers and economists for an event sponsored by the German Government through the Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), represented by German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) and Siemens. The meet will focus on an ambitious new project - HCM City 21, which aims to develop a long-term vision for HCM City along with a strategic plan on how the vision can be achieved and how the city should be developed to become a best in class city. HCM City 21: A joint initiative between HCM City authorities, the German Government and … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for HCM City?
The Viet Nam Railway Corporation will increase the price of tickets by 7 per cent on the Thong Nhat Express (Reunification Express) which runs between the cities of Ha Noi and HCM City beginning from May 25 due to higher fuel and electricity costs, according to Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy director of HCM City's Railway Station. Price hikes will focus on air-conditioned carriages. Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) Khanh Hoa begins climate change study The People's Committee of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has decided to spend VND11 billion (US$550,000) for a project which will last from now until 2015 to mitigate the effects of climate change. More than VND7 billion will be used to conduct research on sea water encroachment and its effects on coastal villages and sea resources. The province then will explore ways to mitigate the effects of sea water encroachment, which scientists expect to worsen because of climate change. Nhan Dan (The People) New academic year to … [Read more...] about Ha Noi-HCM City railway fares rise
On November 30th, the 19th conference of Ho Chi Minh City Excutive Party Committee (7th tenure) opened to review the implementation of socio-economic tasks in 2004 and map out a detailed plan for next year. According to a report by the city People's Committee, there have been positive changes in socio-economic development: economic growth rate reaches 11.5 percent; export turn-over increased 17 percent; 220,000 people found jobs. To complete targets set in its Congress (7th tenure) for 2005, participants focussed their discussions on key tasks, including administrative reforms, waste reduction, economic development and technology application so that GDP for 2005 raises up 12 percent, export turn-over increases 17 percent, investment capital reaches 53,000 billion VND, 230,000 people gets jobs and 5,000 poor houses decreases. The conference will close on Dec.1. (CPV/VOVNEWS) … [Read more...] about 19th conference of HCM city Executive Party Committee opens
Designer hits HCM City fashion scene (19-02-2005) by Anh Thu Exquisite taste: Phuong's showroom is as distinguished as her designs. — VNS File Photo HCM CITY— Putting Viet Nam's fashions on the map alongside those of London, Paris and Milan is the dream of many young local designers. One up-and-coming talent is already living that dream, and has been receiving international recognition for her work in the industry. Bui Thi Thanh Phuong is confidently making a name for herself as one of HCM City's few professional fashion designers. "I know I'm a newcomer and I'll face many challenges. The main thing is that I devote my abilities to making the local fashion design industry more professional," said Phuong, a graduate in fashion design from the Marangoni Istituto in Milan. The 28-year-old woman, who has just returned home after years of living overseas, is thrilled to once again be working in her homeland. The innovative designer has recently opened a shop in the … [Read more...] about Designer hits HCM City fashion scene