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?
It is not too hard to see a person injecting narcotics into his arm at a park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City as several corners of this park have become the usual hangout spots of drug users. Following the reports of some readers, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters arrived at 23/9 Park in District 1 and noticed that many drug addicts were using narcotics in public as if there were nobody around. On Friday afternoon, a man in a plaid shirt exited an alley on Pham Ngu Lao Street carrying a small bag of narcotics. A man injects narcotics into his bloodstream at 23/9 Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, September 23, 2022. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre He bought a needle and syringe at a nearby pharmacy before heading to 23/9 Park near the Pham Ngu Lao-Ton That Tung Intersection. The man sat at a corner and began preparing for the injections. He mixed the stimulant with a small amount of water before injecting the drugs into the bloodstream through a vein on his … [Read more...] about Addicts inject drugs at public park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City
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
Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat shared his practical experience in socio-economic development during a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City leaders on Thursday. Deputy PM Heng met with Ho Chi Minh City chairman Phan Van Mai and Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen on Thursday, as part of his official visit to Vietnam from September 11 to 15. Secretary Nen highlighted that Ho Chi Minh City is still recovering from the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and noted that Singapore, a country with a well-developed economy and strong human resources, could share its experience in order to help the Vietnamese city overcome its current challenges. Deputy PM Heng shared his admiration for the efforts made by the Vietnamese government and Ho Chi Minh City in the fight against COVID-19, adding that Singapore itself learned many lessons, including anti-pandemic measures, during its cooperation with and investment in Vietnam. The Singaporean leader proposed that Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Singaporean Deputy PM shares development experience with Ho Chi Minh City
The Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday again opened its door to visitors for one day as part of the European Heritage Days. The 150-year-old building welcomed visitors who were required to register in advance and divided into small groups for 30-minute tours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm within the day. The tours took visitors to the special architectural spaces inside the Consulate General, the artworks and furniture of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802–1945) displayed at the venue, and a 1.5-hectare park home to ages-old trees. The visitors also had the chance to try specialties from France. A visitor takes a picture of an eight-piece folding screen displayed on the wall of the large living room at the Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh City on September 17, 2022. Photo: Huynh Vy / Tuoi Tre According to French Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser, the European Heritage Days was initiated by the French Ministry of … [Read more...] about 150-year-old French consulate edifice in Ho Chi Minh City opens to public on European Heritage Days