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Vietnam to get KOICA help to build social housing policy

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction on February 8 signed a minutes of discussion with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on a technical assistance project for building social housing policies in the country in 2021-2030, Vietnamplus reports.

The project is vital to the ministry’s State management in the housing sector, especially at a time when the ministry is planning to revise the Housing Law and outline the national strategy of social housing development in 2018-2020.

HCMC launches transport hotlines for Tet

The HCMC Department of Transport has launched two hotlines given increasing travel and transport demands during the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet), Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.

From February 6 to 25, people can call the hotline 028.3915.3915, managed by the Management Center of Saigon River Tunnel (MCST), to report transport infrastructure problems, and 01688.247.247, managed by the Road Transport Management Department, to report public passenger transport service problems.

Besides, people can contact the Traffic Inspectorate on mobile numbers 0903.812.723 and 0913.880.906. The hotlines are operational 24 hours a day.

Juventus F.C. to open football academy in HCMC

Carlo Mastellon, area manager for Asia of Italian football club Juventus, arrived in HCMC on February 8 for a field trip to commence the Juventus Football Academy project in the city, Tuoi Tre newspaper reports.

The Italian football club has reached an agreement with Strata Sports Marketing Ltd to seek a suitable local partner, either a business or a professional football club, to establish the academy.

The academy is aimed to train young football lovers between 5 and 16 years old into professional players.

In Asia, Juventus Academy is now present in many countries like China, Japan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

Culture, sports, tourism week opens in Can Tho

The Culture, Sports and Tourism Week opened in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on February 8 in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, news website Vietnamplus reports.

The event features a variety of activities such as music and martial art performances, fireworks displays, flower street, artistic lighting and particularly a bike race attended by 210 cyclists from four provinces and cities.

On the occasion, the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism holds an exhibition themed “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes – historical and legal evidence”.

Noi Bai airport increases services for Tet

Noi Bai International Airport will operate 50 to 54 check-in counters and instruct passengers to carry out web and mobile check-in and self check-in at kiosks to serve high travel demand during Tet, said a representative of the airport on February 8.

The number of boarding gates at the airport’s Terminal 1 which serves domestic flights will increase to 16 while more parking slots will be arranged along runway S1 to cope with possible overload during the holiday.

Besides, the repair of Terminal 1 will be halted on February 12 and resumed on February 21, according to news website Vietnamplus.

HCMC to hold Tet fireworks shows at seven sites

HCMC will display fireworks at seven sites on Lunar New Year’s Day which falls on February 16. Each performance will start at 12 a.m. and last 15 minutes.

One high-altitude fireworks show will be held in District 2 near Saigon River Tunnel and six low-altitude shows held in districts 11, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, Nha Be, Can Gio and Binh Chanh.

To ensure traffic safety and order, vehicles will be banned from some certain streets near fireworks display areas. 
 

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