Real estate developer Refico celebrated the workers, their commitment and an astonishing 3.5 million man hours of accident-free work at the topping-out ceremony of the second phase of its City Garden project in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday.
In its second phase, City Garden apartment complex is located at 59 Ngo Tat To Street, Binh Thanh District.
Thirty representatives of City Garden’s 1000+ workforce signed a concrete slab atop Promenade Tower, the third in the development’s quartet, on Monday morning as a symbol of their lasting impression on the project and the city.
Workers leave a lasting mark as City Garden's Phase 2 nears completion
“We have been incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented group of men and women without whom we would never have been able to build such a successful residential development,” said William Towne Baker, General Director of City Garden.
“From the groundbreaking until now we have diligently noted the number of daily workers and number of hours worked to reach 3.5 million hours without accident.
“It has been a cohesive effort of all involved and we are proud to recognize the many hours of hard work and commitment to safety, continued training and communication by all.”
Proud workers gather before putting in another day of accident-free work
Following the signing, representatives of Refico, City Garden, Mace, Coteccons and the workers met on the ground with a representative of the Lighthouse Club, an organization that works to unite and benefit all construction workers and the industry itself.
Refico and City Garden presented the foundation with a substantial donation of VND100,000,000 (US$4,464) in the name of injured workers and their families.
Lighthouse Club is a proponent for safe working practices, making it an apt recipient for the donation.
“We appreciate today’s recognition,” said Mr Colin Johnston of Lighthouse Club Asia Pacific.
“This donation will help support families of accident victims with schooling and general living expenses, as well as help furthering the education of impoverished students wishing to pursue a construction-related field like architecture and engineering.
“Construction work is inherently dangerous; congratulations to City Garden’s team for maintaining high safety practices and standards.”
Refico Chairman Tran Quyet Thang and General Director of City Garden William Towne Baker donate VND 100,000,000 to the Lighthouse Club
City Garden as a whole consists of four distinct towers, which are in harmony with one another as well as the surrounding environment and community: Avenue, Boulevard, Promenade and Crescent.
The first residents moved into Avenue and Boulevard towers in 2012, while the handover for Promenade and Crescent towers remains on schedule for August 2018.
According to the Chairman of Refico Real Estate Group, Mr Tran Quyet Thang, City Garden is a vital and valuable addition to Binh Thanh District, which will become the beating heart of Ho Chi Minh City in the coming years.
“Refico develops landmark properties in growth locations, and brings together the skills and experience of international and local consultants, such as Coteccons and Mace,” said Mr Thang.
“Our proven business model also provides great benefits for our customers – who increasingly look to Refico for their next property opportunity.”
Mr Thang continued, “The strength of this approach is evident at City Garden, which is not only an architectural landmark and an international benchmark for future development, but one of the city’s most highly sought after communities.
“We have a vision to continue this success in upcoming projects that will be brought to the market over the next twelve months as Refico continues to grow and flourish.”
Designed by renowned Australia-based architect Koos de Kiejezer of DKO and comprising 927 apartments, City Garden is a private gated community located five minutes from the city’s Central Business District (CBD).
City Garden, Ho Chi Minh City’s most popular residential development
As the name suggests, the development boasts more than 17,000 sqm of landscaped gardens as well as breathtaking views of the city.
Elliptically shaped, the four towers make a signature impression on the skyline while the project itself is recognized as one of the city’s most popular residential addresses.
Residents enjoy premium resort-style amenities, including three swimming pools, a swim-up bar, a private gym equipped with top-of-the-line equipment, barbecue areas, a jogging path and children’s play areas.
Additionally, residents have exclusive access to specially chosen restaurants, shops and minimarts on the ground floor.