At the scene (Source: TASS) Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on March 26 cabled a message of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin over a fire at a shopping mall in Kemerovo city that left scores of people dead and injured a day earlier. As of March 26, nearly 64 were confirmed dead, 15 of them have been identified. The mall was opened in 2013 and has shops, a parking lot for 250 cars, and a children's centre among other facilities, the Tass reported.-VNA … [Read more...] about President condoles with Russian counterpart on shopping mall fire
At least 37 people were killed when a fire ripped through a busy shopping centre in an industrial city in western Siberia, with scores more reported missing, including children. RUSSIAN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS MINISTRY/AFP / HO Images on Russian television showed thick black smoke pouring out of the Winter Cherry shopping centre in the city of Kemerovo, which also houses a sauna, a bowling alley and a multiplex cinema and was packed with people on Sunday afternoon. "At this time, we can confirm the deaths of 37 people in the fire at the Kemerovo shopping centre", Russia's Investigative Committee said, according to TASS news agency. Investigators had initially reported five people dead including a child and another 30 people injured and taken to hospital. As the new death toll was announced, a source in the local rescue services said 69 people including 40 children were reported missing, the RIA Novosti agency reported, while the Investigative Committee said it was "verifying … [Read more...] about 37 dead, scores missing in Siberia shopping mall fire
Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oil (Asia) Pte. Limited, has acquired the remaining 10 per cent stake in Jencity Limited from Jenclub Limited for a consideration of approximately $11.4 million. Following the acquisition, Keppel Land will hold 100 per cent interest in Saigon Sports City, thus consolidating its full ownership of the township. Through the acquisition Keppel Land acquires 100 per cent ownership of Saigon Sports City Saigon Sports City is a 64-hectare township that Keppel Land is developing in the prime location of District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with Keppel Urban Solutions. It is envisaged to be a bustling hub combining modern and sustainable urban living with vibrant and healthy lifestyles, which can be a model for other urban developments in Asia. The total development cost for Saigon Sports City is projected to be more than $500 million. The integrated township will comprise of about 4,300 premium homes … [Read more...] about Keppel Land consolidates ownership of $500 million Saigon Sports City
HCM City People's Council approved a six-fold increase in car parking fees on roads at a meeting on March 16. HCM City People's Council approved a six-fold increase in car parking fees The city authorities will apply the new fees for cars with less than nine seats and trucks weigh less than 1.5 tonnes from June 1. The parking fees for the first hour is VND20,000 (88 US cents) to VND25,000. Cars with more than 10 seats and trucks weigh from 1.5 to 2.5 tonnes will have to pay VND25,000 to VND30,000. The highest parking fee for five hours is VND170,000. The city will use high technology to manage the parking lots and the cars. Drivers can pay by the phone, credit cards or cash. Those fees are 20% to 25% higher than the fees at office buildings and shopping centres. The parking fees on 35 streets have seen VND30bn (USD1.3m) poured into the city's budget. HCM City People's Council chairwoman Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam said they would gather opinions from the experts and the public … [Read more...] about HCM City parking fees face six-fold increase
A pedestrian waits at a crossing as cars drive along a street in Singapore on March 15, 2018. The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world's most expensive place to live for the fifth year in a row, a survey said on March 15. Photo by AFP/Roslan Rahman The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world's most expensive place to live, for the fifth year in a row, a survey said Thursday. The Asian financial hub -- where owning a no-frills sedan can set you back US$76,000 -- beat global capitals to the dubious title, despite stiff competition from resurgent European cities. Pricey perennials Tokyo and New York did not even make the top 10 in the annual list by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), beaten out by Paris, Zurich (joint second) Hong Kong (fourth) and Oslo (fifth). Seoul and Geneva shared sixth place, while Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Sydney rounded out the rankings … [Read more...] about Car costs make Singapore world’s priciest city. Again.