Bryce Airgood Detroit Free Press Published 12:20 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 If you're fortunate enough to find an open parking space on the street in downtown Royal Oak in the evening, it'll cost you $1.50 per hour to feed the meter. A couple of miles to the south in Ferndale, it's only 50 cents. In tony downtown Birmingham, prime downtown street parking is $1.50 per hour. For many people, paying for parking is a pain, especially when the meter runs out and a ticket appears on your windshield. But officials in the downtowns that charge for parking will tell you it's a necessary evil, especially in cities like Royal Oak and Ferndale that become jam packed with visitors at night and where finding a parking space can seem like a game of musical chairs. Officials say the fees help pay for enforcing, maintaining and updating parking systems, including the expensive parking decks that many cities have built or are building to meet demand. Royal Oak, … [Read more...] about On-street parking: Royal Oak is more than Ferndale, that could change
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Business Beat (07-08-2006) How do we get tourists to come back again? by Nguyen Van Cam A meeting of representatives from the tourism industry last week came to the conclusion that the sector could not take off unless it had a clear-cut strategy and thorough co-operation among key players. Although Viet Nam realises that it has to develop diversified products to attract different kinds of tourists, the efforts are done piecemeal, without long-term planning and fixed objectives. For example, according to major hotel operators in HCM City, tourists visiting for Meeting, Incentives, Conference and Exhibition (MICE) are an important source of income but HCM City is still struggling to build a standard international conference and exhibition centre. Tourists are interested in local traditional festivals but organisers have not been able to plan these far ahead, leaving enough time for tourist companies to promote them adequately. Local authorities want to increase tourist arrivals to create … [Read more...] about How do we get tourists to come back again?
Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine The department said it had co-operated with relevant city agencies to detain the man and hand over reports to the HCM City Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department for prosecution. The department said criminals had gone to great lengths to hide illegal goods, creating challenges for authorities in detecting violations. Canal rupture at hydro plant causes flooding The canal linked to Serepok 4A Hydropower Plant in Dak Lak Province ran into breakage problems yesterday afternoon, submerging dozens of rice paddies and agricultural produce. The breakage measured around 50 meters each side, while Buon Don District authorities were working to draw up the final cost of the damage. A technical representative from subcontractor Serepok 4A, Buon Don Hydro Power Joint Stock Company, said that sustained heavy rains over several days had caused water rising levels at Serepok River. Repair efforts to the canal were completed … [Read more...] about Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine at Tan Son Nhat Airport
Saigon: Flood fears rise as river levels surge The tide reached 1.4 metres (alarm level 2) at 5pm on Saturday, flooding low-lying areas in Districts 2, 8, Binh Thanh, and Nha Be. It rose to 1.47 metres by 5.30pm. The water level is expected to recede to 1.4 metres this morning before rising at 6pm to 1.51 metre, a centimetre above alarm level 3. The tide would begin to ebb on Tuesday, the station said. Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Centre, said though the low pressure that had formed over the East Sea had dissipated, there would be more rain in the south, especially today's evening, which would possibly combine with the high tide to cause flooding. The HCM City Steering Board for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control has urged district authorities in low-lying districts like Binh Thanh, Thu Duc, Cu Chi, and Hoc Mon to reinforce embankments and focus on efforts to cope with the high tide. Twenty illegal air guns seized aboard ship … [Read more...] about Small change for the working classes
Noi Bai airport intensifies customs checks Customs officials at Noi Bai International Airport are boosting their inspections of passengers, luggage and cargo from all flights arriving at the airport, especially those from South America, during the 2014 World Cup. The move aims to fight against those who plan to take advantage of the large volume of passengers through the airport during the football event to slip cocaine into Vietnam. Vice Head of the customs office there, Nguyen Van Chien, said on June 19 that experienced staff have been sent to the site to heighten the effectiveness of the work. He added all information about passengers and goods on flights touching down the airport from South America must be scrutinised. Over the recent past, the office has detected and addressed many cases of drug trafficking from South America. Notably, local customs officers seized 3.6 kg of cocaine carried by Philippine passenger Camacho Silo Emmanul on a plane from Sao Paulo, Brazil, which … [Read more...] about Noi Bai airport intensifies customs checks