Nguyen Hue flower street to open on February 2

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Nguyen Hue flower street will officially open in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the evening on February 2 and operate until February 8, 2019.

An artist’s impression of Nguyen Hue flower street for the coming Tet holiday

An artist’s impression of Nguyen Hue flower street for the coming Tet holiday

That will be the 16th time which HCMC People’s Committee requires Saigontourist Travel Service Company to work with agencies to organize the flower street to replace previous flower market in Nguyen Hue street which has become a traditional cultural symbol of the city every spring.
This year, Nguyen Hue flower street will be built along 720 meters of the street with three parts representing humane city, smart city and innovative districts.
Decoration in the area around Ho Chi Minh President statute will be the combination between yellow apricot blossom and peach blossom.
In the front entrance gate of the flower street will be a nine member family of pigs to celebrate Year of the Pig 2019. The pig family image stands for family reunion in the Tet holiday.
Six piggy banks will be put along the street for visitors to donate for disadvantaged students.
Right after the flower street closes, Saigontourist together Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in HCMC will transfer the entire subscription to studious poor students.
There will be a flower canal reconstituting the image of former Lon or Cho Vai Canal, the precursor of Nguyen Hue boulevard.
The stretch from Huynh Thuc Khang to Nguyen Hue street will be themed "smart city" showing the presence of technology in the life nowadays.
The section from Nguyen Hue to Ngo Duc Ke street will be "innovative districts" showing the city’s comprehensive renewal and changes from Industry 4.0.
Construction of the flower street will start on January 18, 2019 (the 28th day of the last month in Year of the Dog) and the street will return to normal on February 9, 2019 (the fifth day in Year of the Pig).

By XUAN THAN – Translated by Hai Mien

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