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Saigon Announces Large Natural Eco Park for Thu Thiem

Will this major green space project come to fruition in Thu Thiem?

VnExpress reports that the Thu Thiem Eco Park will be completed by 2025, though details on the project are scarce at this time.

According to the Management Board of Investment and Construction of the Thu Thiem New Urban Area, the park will span 128 hectares, likely between the under-construction Empire City development and the Sala area, but that is unclear.

A part of the park will be used for sightseeing, tourism and research, but the news source shares that most of the area would remain in its natural state, with mangroves and other native plant species along creeks that flow into the Saigon River.

The newspaper also reported that a French consultancy named Architype is creating a detailed plan for the park.

Planners hope to eventually turn Thu Thiem into a new financial and residential hub of Saigon, but progress has been slow. However, the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge is finally taking shape over the Saigon River. The span will link central District 1 with Thu Thiem upon completion.

[Photo via Nha Cao Cap]