HCM City (VNA) – Permanent Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem hosted a reception for Nakamura Hiro, Governor of Yatsushiro city, the Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto, on January 17. Liem told his guest that Ho Chi Minh City has paid attention to bolstering cooperation with Japanese localities over the past years. The city has formed friendly partnership with seven Japanese localities. This year, the city will embark on external cooperation with Japan, including the seventh Japan – Vietnam festival slated for February, he said, adding that Ho Chi Minh City wants to enhance collaboration with Yatsushiro city in fields of shared concern. Nakamura Hiro, for his part, Yatsushiro wants to intensify collaboration with Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City in various areas, especially in cultural exchange./. … [Read more...] about HCM City leader receives Japanese city governor
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He expressed his deep gratitude for the participation and support of international counterparts and organiztaions in the municipal major development projects, such as building the smart city for 2017-2020, building an innovative district in the eastern part of the city and developing Ho Chi Minh City into a regional and international financial center. … [Read more...] about HCMC leaders join new-year meeting with foreign representative agencies
HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Many hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City are carrying out programmes to help their patients enjoy the Lunar New Year season, or Tet, which falls on January 25. The HCM City Oncology Hospital, for instance, will provide free buses for their patients who want to return to their hometown to enjoy Tet with their family on January 21. They also will be presented gifts including cash of 1 million VND (43 USD), cakes and milk from the hospital. The hospital’s 100 patients with the most financial difficulty on Tuesday received gifts from Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh as part of the Ngay Mai Tuoi Sang (Bright Future) Fund. Last week, the hospital and many sponsors organised Xuan Yeu Thuong (Loved Spring) Fair for child patients. At the fair, children played traditional games, and enjoyed food and art performances. They were gifted vouchers to buy goods at stalls in the fair. Dr Pham Xuan Dung, the hospital’s director, said: “The hospital … [Read more...] about Hospitals create a joyous Tet for patients
MM Mega Market said there is imported pork at the supermarket chain, but the amount is very small, just accounting for 3 percent. This means that 97 percent of pork available there is from domestic sources. Tran Van Minh, a merchant at Tan Xuan Market, also said that the high price has cut pork sales. The meat supply has improved thanks to the live pigs imported from Thailand. In addition, frozen pork is akso available at some big markets. … [Read more...] about Where is all the imported pork?
Nguyễn Xuân Thành, director of development from Fulbright University Việt Nam, said the trade war had affected the flow of goods, with the US increasing its trade safeguard investigations of major exporters, including Việt Nam. … [Read more...] about Enterprises urged to prepare for escalating US-China trade war