HCMC clears up clutter
HO CHI MINH CITY, 9 August 2012: City authorities have called on all the district sub-divisions to clear pavements of street vendors and end what the local media called “useless clutter” to improve tourism.
According to people’s committee, the project will beautify the cityscape and create a safer and friendlier tourism environment.
Committees are working with the Department of Transport to clear pavements of street vendors, who have encroached on public spaces and are accused of cluttering up the environment and spoiling the beauty of the cityscape.
In addition, the Department of Finance has suggested to the City People’s Committee to reward residents who contribute towards maintaining social order on city streets to make the city more tourist friendly.
Meanwhile, police have been ordered to provide more patrols to end harassment of international tourists. The city has a reputation for petty theft and bag snatching mainly in downtown tourist districts.