Thu Thiem to have riverside park and public square

HCMC’s People’s Committee has issued an urgent request to approve construction in District 2’s Thu Thiem new urban area. The project, which includes a riverside park and a large public square, has an estimated price tag of around USD $93 million and will cover over 28 hectares, making it the largest space of its kind in the southern city. City officials hope to incorporate the project’s construction with a current road-building initiative that began in February of this year. For the park’s design, city officials are consulting with a French company, Defrain Souquet Deso Associates.