Nguyen Hue Street to be blocked until next year

Nguyen Hue Street in District 1 will be blocked off until April 28, 2015, thereby closing the street to traffic between Le Loi and Ton Duc Thang, the Department of Transport (DOT) recently announced. The street will reopen as a pedestrian-only boulevard lined with new trees, flowers and advanced lighting, costing an estimated VND 398 billion to renovate. As a result, the DOT proposed that the Tax Department and the local People’s Committee issue tax breaks to businesses affected by the street closure. A list of alternate routes to the area can be found at the link below: