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Two pedestrian bridges to connect Ho Chi Minh City’s D1, D2

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 16:50 GMT+7

Two pedestrian bridges connecting Bach Dang riverside park in District 1 with the Thu Thiem peninsula in District 2 will be built to establish a pedestrian-friendly link.

The bridges are part of a plan to improve the appeal of Bach Dang Park and transform it into a cultural rendezvous for residents.

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has tasked local travel firm Saigontourist and Saigon An Phat investment firm to complete planning for the park.

Renovations will include the reconstruction of a historical flagpole in the area, for which the city’s administration will invite international architects to submit designs.

An underground parking lot and shopping mall will also be built to connect with the future Ham Nghi metro station, while a river taxi harbor will soon be inaugurated at the park as the city takes to water-based public transport as a solution to traffic congestion.

The two walking bridges will connect to the existing Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street and allow pedestrians to cross the Saigon River on foot, the city said.

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