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Ho Chi Minh City finishes renovating sidewalks surrounding Turtle Lake

Ho Chi Minh City finishes renovating sidewalks surrounding Turtle Lake

Thursday, September 01, 2022, 14:22 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City finishes renovating sidewalks surrounding Turtle Lake
People walk on the renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

A four-month facelift of the sidewalks surrounding a popular lake in downtown Ho Chi Minh City was finished on Wednesday.

The People’s Committee in District 3 confirmed that the renovation of the promenades surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) had wrapped up just in time for Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).

Ho Con Rua is the informal name given to an artificial lake that lies in the center of a traffic circle connecting Vo Van Tan, Pham Ngoc Thach, and Tran Cao Van Streets in District 3.

It is a popular hangout spot for local residents, especially young people.

The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

The makeover began on April 29 this year as the sidewalks around the lake had degraded, making it difficult to walk in the area.

During the four months of construction, the sidewalks were retiled and electrical cabinets and manholes were rearranged to create more space for pedestrians.

New plants, flower beds, and benches were also installed.

The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

The sidewalk renovation is part of a wider project to revamp Turtle Lake.

A renovation of the lake itself will be carried out by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction in the near future.

The makeover will include improvements to the lake’s waterproofing capacity, adding a fountain system, fixing the walkway, replacing the current lighting system with lamp posts, installing decorative lights, and planting more trees.

People walk on the renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
People walk on the renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

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A four-month facelift of the sidewalks surrounding a popular lake in downtown Ho Chi Minh City was finished on Wednesday.

The People’s Committee in District 3 confirmed that the renovation of the promenades surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) had wrapped up just in time for Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).

Ho Con Rua is the informal name given to an artificial lake that lies in the center of a traffic circle connecting Vo Van Tan, Pham Ngoc Thach, and Tran Cao Van Streets in District 3.

It is a popular hangout spot for local residents, especially young people.

The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

The makeover began on April 29 this year as the sidewalks around the lake had degraded, making it difficult to walk in the area.

During the four months of construction, the sidewalks were retiled and electrical cabinets and manholes were rearranged to create more space for pedestrians.

New plants, flower beds, and benches were also installed.

The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

The sidewalk renovation is part of a wider project to revamp Turtle Lake.

A renovation of the lake itself will be carried out by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction in the near future.

The makeover will include improvements to the lake’s waterproofing capacity, adding a fountain system, fixing the walkway, replacing the current lighting system with lamp posts, installing decorative lights, and planting more trees.

People walk on the renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
People walk on the renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
The renovated sidewalk surrounding Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

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