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Saigon to Fix Tet 'Eyesore' Decorations Downtown

Vietnam’s street decoration projects have been taking a lot of flak recently from local residents, prompting municipal authorities to take action.

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Company Proposes Cable Car to Ease Traffic Congestion Near Tan Son Nhat

A local company has left many scratching their heads after proposing to ease traffic congestion by ferrying travelers from nearby parks to Tan Son Nhat International Airport via cable car.

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Wave of New Cars Flood Saigon's Vehicle Registration Centers

Saigon’s car registration offices are currently chock full of vehicle owners hoping to get their new rides licensed.

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7,000 Sanitation Workers to Keep Saigon Streets Clean During Tet

Saigon will require as many as 7,000 sanitation workers to keep its streets and major markets clean during the upcoming Tet holiday.

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Saigon Plans to Eliminate Poverty by 2020: Official

As part of the city’s sustainable poverty reduction program, Saigon is aiming to lift all households out of poverty by 2020.

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Saigon Considers Altering Work Hours to Tackle Traffic Congestion

As Saigon’s traffic problems get progressively worse, municipal authorities recently announced that they’re considering a handful of proposed solutions that were previously tabled, including an adjustment of office hours citywide to ease rush-hour congestion.

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Saigon’s Cool Weather to Continue Through New Year

The abnormally cold weather that has visited Saigon since early December is expected to remain through the new year.

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Saigon Banks Prepare for Tet Cash Shortage

Ahead of Vietnam’s annual pre-Tet ATM cash shortage, banks are preparing their own plans to handle the increased usage of these machines. However some local institutions are worried about a new factor in the implementation of these cash top-up schemes: traffic.

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Saigon Mulls 9-Story Parking Structure in Lam Son Square

More of Saigon’s open spaces are slowly giving in to developmental pressure: there’s a high chance that District 1’s Lam Son Square will become a multi-story car park in the near future.

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Saigon May Impose Toll on Car Drivers in Downtown Area

In yet another move to alleviate traffic congestion, city officials are considering a new road toll for car drivers in the downtown area.

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7 Saigon Streets Could Become One-Way in 2017

In an effort to remedy Saigon’s current traffic pandemonium, local authorities are considering turning several of the city’s major streets into one-way thoroughfares.

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