Ho Chi Minh City has improved its safety record in Economist magazine’s ranking of 60 cities around the world
This year, the southern metropolis of Vietnam took 47th place. This is 9 positions higher than in 2017. Thai Bangkok was in line with Ho Chi Minh City.
The safety of the city was assessed according to 57 criteria. All of them were divided into four groups: infrastructure, healthcare, digital and personal security. Out of a possible 100 points, Ho Chi Minh City scored 57.6.
Ho Chi Minh City was one of the last places on the list for digital security and health care. At the same time, Ho Chi Minh City overtook some of its neighbors in the region for personal security (Bangkok). He was also ranked 43rd in terms of infrastructure security. Ho Chi Minh City has been making increasing efforts in recent years to reconstruct districts and develop infrastructure in all directions.
Cities in the South Pacific region are among the top 10 safest. Singapore has been in second place for a number of years. Manila ranks 43rd and Kuala Lumpur 35th.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest and most populous city in Vietnam. It is home to more than 8.5 million people. It is also a popular tourist destination. In the first half of 2019, according to the newspaper, the city was visited by 4.2 million foreigners. This is 10% more than last year’s figures.
But among the tourists it is known not only for its attractions and street cuisine, but also for street robberies, big traffic jams and littered streets.
Source: VnExpress. Translation: Nikita Grebennikov.