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The massive re-development of downtown Saigon (goodbye Tax Center and old trees, hello new metro station) will also include a new administration center in the area around the historic People’s Committee Building, bordered by Lê Thánh Tôn, Pasteur, Lý Tự Trọng and Đồng Khởi Streets.

Among the many additions to the 18,000sqm compound are a heliport and underground passageways to improve safety for government officials, reports Zing.

The center will serve as the headquarters for the People’s Committee Council, The Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

The area’s historic buildings (apparently 213 Đồng Khởi didn’t make the list) such as The People’s Committee will be preserved and new buildings will be erected.

It’s hard to imagine helicopters flying over Saigon, let alone landing and taking off in the heart of the city. 


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