Saigon Unveils Plan to Turn Downtown D1 Into Pedestrian Zone Amid Sidewalk Clearance Efforts

Amid Saigon’s fervent sidewalk clearance campaign, city officials recently unveiled another ambitious project to turn most of downtown District 1’s streets into pedestrian-only zones.

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Bus Driver Careens into Saigon Canal

Early yesterday morning, a bus careened off the road and into Saigon's Tau Hu Canal.

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Saigon to Get New Mien Dong Bus Station by Year End

Saigon’s Mien Dong Bus Station, or Eastern Bus Station, will be getting an upgrade by the end of this year.

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D1’s Sidewalk-Clearing Campaign Ramps up, Expands to Other Districts

In District 1 and beyond, Saigon’s sidewalk-clearing campaign continues.

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Saigon Grants District Officials Autonomy on Apartment-Related Projects

Saigon’s process of rebuilding, renovating and improving old apartment buildings will be much faster in the future thanks to a recent bureaucratic shift.

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Bui Vien, Bach Dang Wharf to Get New Tourist Attractions, Free WiFi

Two of downtown Saigon’s tourist-heavy areas will be getting free WiFi, courtesy of the local government.

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Saigon Installs Underground Tunnel-Boring Machine for Metro Construction

After years of slow progress, things are heating up along Saigon’s Metro Line 1.

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Saigon Officials Oppose Long An-Based Thermal Power Plant

Plans to construct a thermal power plant in Long An province are facing staunch opposition from Saigon officials due to the proposed facility's close proximity to the southern hub.

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Saigon, Hanoi in Urgent Need of Car Parking Space

As sidewalk-clearing campaigns take root in Vietnam’s major metropolises, both Hanoi and Saigon are struggling to provide adequate parking space for the increasing number of personal vehicles flooding the city streets.

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D1 to Organize Street Vendor Areas Amid Sidewalk Clearing Effort

Saigon officials are planning to organize designated street food areas for vendors impacted by the city's ongoing sidewalk-clearing campaign.

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Amid D1’s Sidewalk-Clearing Campaign, Uncertainty Over Bui Vien

In the midst of District 1 official Doan Ngoc Hai’s sidewalk-clearing campaign, speculation has arisen over the fate of downtown Saigon’s backpacker area.

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