HCMC to hire foreign consultants for Saigon Safari Park project

Vinpearl Joint Stock Company has received approval from the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to hire foreign consulting firm to elaborate 1/2000-scale detailed construction plan for Saigon Safari Park in Cu Chi District.

Phu Quoc Safari, Vietnam's fisrt-ever safari zoo opens last December.  (Photo:KK)

Accordingly, Vinpearl Company will be responsible for paying all consulting fees. 

The city’s government has asked the Department of Transport to open Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes connecting the city center to the park’s adjacent areas and expand Nguyen Thi Ranh road.

The municipal authorities have also required Cu Chi Dsitrict to complete the compensation in September.

Saigon Safari Park covers on an area of more than 485 hectares. The project would require a total investment of US$500 million.

The park will be the city’s new zoo to house most of the animals currently in residence at the Sai Gon Zoo. The current Sai Gon Zoo will expand upon its existing gardens to become a full botanical garden, home to rare plants and some animals. The new zoo is expected to become the largest ecotourism facility in the country.

Saigon Safari Park focusing on wildlife conservation and the breeding of rare plants and animals will includes an open zoo, a night safari, a butterfly garden, a botanical collection, a natural museum, a flora and fauna research centre, and a picnic site, as well as other facilities.

By Nhung Nguyen – Translated by Kim Khanh

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