The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed local authorities to raise the frequency of air monitoring. According to the department, the air monitoring is conducted just 10 days in the morning and afternoon per month. HCM City faces the serious pollution So the department suggested that it would be necessary to do the work daily in the morning, midday and afternoon. In the early morning, many local streets such as Truong Chinh, Cach Mang Thang Tam, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai saw dense smog. The department also recommended the rise in PM10 and PM2.5 index measurement every day at all the city’s air monitoring stations. This would help the agency to have more information to provide for people on both its website and smart phone apps. The plan should be implemented in the 2020-2022 period, the department added. In HCM City, the air quality index on December 12 and 13 was at the level of affecting people’s health, … [Read more...] about Increase in air monitoring frequency in HCM City proposed
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Illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Hospital managers, renowned doctors and investors from the Republic of Korea’s Gyeonggi province attended a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on June 4 to study investment opportunities in the field of health care in the southern economic hub. Director the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Tan Binh said his department and the Gyeonggi counterpart had signed minutes in 2018 on cooperation in human resources training, professional and management experience exchanges, and information technology application to serve medical examination and treatment. Under this document, 24 Vietnamese students were sent to the RoK for professional exchanges and intensive training, he said, adding that the RoK province also assisted Vietnam in research, diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer as well as in healthcare management issues. Ryu Yong Chol, director of Gyeonggi’s health department, evaluated HCM City as … [Read more...] about HCM City boosts medical cooperation with RoK’s Gyeonggi province
The fact that leaders and officers of the HCM City Education and Training Department receive remuneration for compiling textbooks has caused a stir among the public. In a document from the Ministry of Education and Trianing (MOET) to the local press, the ministry affirmed that in order to ensure fairness, publicity and transparency in choosing textbooks, the ministry has drafted a circular (which has been published on its website for public opinions) which stipulates that those who compile and inspect textbooks will not be allowed to become members of councils which have the right to choose textbooks for use. The fact that the Vietnam Education Publishing House and the HCM City Education and Training Department are joining hands to compile textbooks is the responsibility of involved parties and they need to explain this to MOET. Meanwhile, at the workshop on renovating the general education program held by the Vietnam Education Publishing House recently, director of the HCM … [Read more...] about Is Education Ministry allowing HCM City to compile textbooks?
HCM CITY — HCM City seeks to attract foreign investment in smart urban projects and urban infrastructure, and looks forward to support from US businesses, a top city leader said. Speaking at a meeting between city leaders and members of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Việt Nam on Friday, Lê Thanh Liêm, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, said over the years US businesses had helped strengthen co-operation between their country and the city. The city was undertaking administrative reform and improving the investment environment to create favourable conditions for foreign businesses to invest in key projects, he said. The People’s Committee had held many exchanges and meetings with the US consulate general in the city and AmCham to discuss potential co-operation in fields the city had prioritised, he added. According to Amanda Rasmussen, head of AmCham, the business group has 500 companies and more than 1,500 individual … [Read more...] about HCM City seeks US businesses’ support for infrastructure development
A 3D scene of what the book street festival will look like in Ho Chi Minh City. During a recent press conference announcing details of the event, Tu Luong, Vice Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications, said the book festival serves as a popular destination for many local people and foreign friends to enjoy. Guests are able to visit the occasion during the biggest and most important annual festival in Vietnam, which is set to get underway next month. The festival will be divided into three parts depending on genre, with children books to be put on display on Mac Thi Buoi street. The main area on Nguyen Hue street will feature a range of genres, whilst a specialized area for science, technology, economics, and culture, in addition to a coffee area, will be arranged on Ngo Duc Ke street. An image of the DK1 platform which will make an appearance for the festival To mark the occasion, prestigious publishers and distributors including Phuong … [Read more...] about Book street set to open in HCM City for Tet holiday