Nguyen Hue Boulevard to become walking zone

The Nguyen Hue Boulevard in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City will be upgraded to the walking Zone. The project is estimated to cost about VND 398billion, according to the Urban Traffic Management Zone 1 under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation.

Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2014 (Photo: Sggp)

After upgrading, the Nguyen Hue street will be paved with granite and decorated with art lighting system, fountains, underground control center for lighting and musical water shows, and public restrooms.

According to project planning and the architectural space, the entire existing Nguyen Hue Street will have the length of 670 meters, the width of 64 meters and greenery area around the new President Ho Chi Minh monument.

The roundabout area of Nguyen Hue Boulevard has been blocked for construction of the underground station of Metro Line No.1 and in preparation for the upgrade of this street. 

For this reason, the Flower Street 2015 and Book Street Festival, the annual flower show which are often taken place on Nguyen Hue street on the Lunar New Year, will be moved to Ham Nghi Street.

By Quoc Hung, Dinh Ly – Translated by Kim Khanh

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