According to the reporter of Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper, a large number of vehicles from the Southern provinces to Ho Chi Minh City lined up on Rach Mieu Bridge, resulting in severe traffic jam at Rach Mieu Bridge BOT toll collection station and leading to temporarily opening all toll collection gates to ease the traffic overload. Deputy Director of Rach Mieu Bridge BOT Co., Ltd Mr. Ha Ngoc Nam said that around 22,000- 23,000 vehicles have travelled through the Rach Mieu Bridge a day, of which, the volume of vehicles to Ho Chi Minh City accounts for more than a half. Additionally, the huge number of motorcycles caused the bottleneck. All toll collection gates at Rach Mieu Bridge BOT toll collection station have to be temporarily opening to ease the traffic overload on peak days. In the fourth day of the first lunar month, a huge number of vehicles congested along routes connecting Ben Tre and Tien Giang, leading to temporarily suspension of electronic toll … [Read more...] about Large number of workers return to Ho Chi Minh City after Tet holiday
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2021 Saigon Urban Arts will bring a refreshing urban style to Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese provinces The project is organised by the French Institute in Ho Chi Minh City (IF HCMC) to honour street art. Several outstanding activities will be held in November, including wall painting events, workshops, and art performances. The project begins with the unprecedented Jam performance on April 24-25. During the event, 10 artists will create paintings on large panels directly in front of the public. Their works will then be hung on the wall of the French Consulate General and exhibited in many provinces and cities nationwide until December. The theme of the contest is the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, including the elimination of poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, as well as affordable and clean energy. On this occasion, IF HCMC also runs a young talent contest for Vietnamese artists from 18 … [Read more...] about First international street art to take place in Ho Chi Minh City
Bookstores on Nguyen Van Binh street - Ho Chi Minh City Book Street in District 1 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) - Ho Chi Minh City Book Street has become known among book lovers as an ideal reading space and a venue for activities spreading the love and habit of reading. With the main purpose of creating a space for encouraging a culture of reading, the street is now a familiar cultural and spiritual destination for local residents as well as domestic and foreign tourists. Over 11 million visitors welcomed Activities on the Ho Chi Minh City Book Street have been continuously developed to meet the diverse needs of the community. The “Book Bus”, introduced in 2018, has met demand for books in the community and encouraged a habit of reading. More than 1,000 people have presented books to the model while over 15,000 others have borrowed books, mostly young people. Many schools have chosen the Book Bus as a destination for study, entertainment, skills development, and … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City Book Street – A cultural and spiritual destination
Hanoi holds Party Congress The 17th Hanoi Party Congress for the 2020-2025 tenure was held on October 12-13, in the presence of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong. Addressing the event, the top leader asked Hanoi to make comprehensive and stronger improvements in all aspects so as to develop faster and more sustainably. Politburo member and Secretary of the 16th-tenure Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue was elected Secretary of this committee for the 17th tenure with 100% of the votes. The event elected 71 people to the 17th-tenure municipal Party Committee for 2020-2025. In its first meeting, the 17th-tenure Party Committee of Hanoi elected 16 people to its Standing Board and Vuong Dinh Hue as its Secretary for the 17th tenure with all 71 members of the Party Committee having voted for him. It also elected four vice secretaries, including Anh, for the new tenure. Ho Chi Minh City convenes Party Congress PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaking at the … [Read more...] about October 12-18: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City convenes Party Congresses.
The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History is introducing a collection of never-before-seen antiques to the world through an online exhibition. The museum first began developing the exhibition in early February, when administrators realized an online display would allow them to showcase invaluable collections to the public while fulfilling a demand for museum going amongst those too worried to venture into public during the ongoing pandemic. The online exhibit can be found at baotanglichsutphcm.com.vn, where dozens of antiques are on display alongside their full details of origin, initial owners, and value. Hoang Anh Tuan, the museum’s director, said the online exhibition is an experiment in the application of technology to archive management and data extraction. “We have many collections that have yet to be exhibited. This online archive will help us gather information we can use to plan future events,” he said. Ivory seals from the Victor Thomas Holbé collection … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City museum to create online exhibition showcasing historic treasures