Ho Chi Minh City is in the southern part of Vietnam and still called "Sai Gon" by many Vietnamse. Sai Gon used to be considered as the Pearl of the Orient by the French. It is linked to the sea by the wide Sai Gon river, which has a huge turn on the east side of the city. The city has enough essential French colonial characters to attract your attention, such as colonial villas, wide avenues, and a lively café society. Over the past 10 years, Ho Chi Minh City has experienced a spectacular change in its cityscape. The once low-rise landscape of the city’s central area, District 1, is now marked with shining skyscrapers. Besides being the bigest city, Ho Chi Minh City is also the industrial hub, cultural center and economic capital of Vietnam.
The Asian-Pacific International Conferences was successfully organized by the IAEAC on Pollutant Analysis and Control with three remarkable meetings in Singapore (1996), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2003), and Bangkok, Thailand (2005). It is a great honor and privilege for Vietnam to be the host of ISEAC 2017 conference again.