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Ho Chi Minh City to transform Saigon River bank into entertainment space

Ho Chi Minh City to transform Saigon River bank into entertainment space

Friday, September 01, 2023, 12:12 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City to transform Saigon River bank into entertainment space
Ho Chi Minh City is studying the renovation of the Saigon River bank alongside Thu Duc City to align with the vibrant atmosphere at Bach Dang Wharf in District 1. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture has proposed renovating and revitalizing the Saigon River bank in Thu Duc City, which is currently polluted, to make room for an entertainment space.

The department has reported the municipal People’s Committee ideas to upgrade and revitalize the Saigon River bank section from the Ba Son Bridge to the Saigon River Tunnel in Thu Duc City pending the development of a previously planned riverside park.

The area is currently covered in garbage and dust from nearby projects, affecting the aesthetic of the city center, specifically the Bach Dang Wharf.

An unofficial artist’s impression of the Saigon River bank alongside Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture
An unofficial artist’s impression of the Saigon River bank alongside Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture

The Department of Planning and Architecture suggested removing bushes to make the riverside area airy and clean.

Quays should be upgraded, while rafts will be placed in semi-submerged areas.

The department also proposed planting trees along areas with construction barriers.

A 3,500-square-meter area adjacent to the Ba Son Bridge could house entertainment activities. The capital for the job will be sourced from private funds.

An unofficial artist’s impression of a square in the Saigon River bank in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture
An unofficial artist’s impression of a square in the Saigon River bank in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture

At present, the city is drawing up a detailed plan to renovate Bach Dang Wharf Park.

It will later consult with the municipal architecture advisory council before submitting it to the municipal People’s Committee for approval in December this year.

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has also tasked various departments with carrying out study on beautifying the Saigon River bank alongside Thu Duc City in order to align with the vibrant atmosphere at Bach Dang Wharf in District 1.

The city will thus have more spaces for activities to celebrate holidays and events, as well as contribute to promoting the urban landscape and ensuring hygiene in the area.

A viaduct will connect the two banks of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture
A viaduct will connect the two banks of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture

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