Phnom Penh Delegation Visit Tallest Building in Ho Chi Minh
Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 09:07
On 22 April 2012, Phnom Penh delegation, led by H.E Governor KEP Chuk Tema, visited the a skyscraper named, “Bitexco Financial Tower Vietnam’s Global Icon”, which is 262m high and 68 storeys, using investment budget of 300 Million US Dollars. Tourists could view the whole scenery of Vietnam from the top of this building.
Currently, 49 storeys were already built and will be opened for use, mostly for office. The building was designed by American designer which is similar to the shape of lotus flower, and the 52nd floor was specially designed with helipad of 22m away connecting from the building which can load 250 tons for a helicopter. This building is also ranked the fifth in terms of attractive design amongst highest buildings in the world.
Additionally, Mrs. KIM Sethany, Director of Legal Affairs and Human Rights Division, admired the state-of-the-art building in attraction of tourists, especially we can see the whole city infrastructures which has been developed greatly.
After, the delegation visit 1400m long underground way which was constructed under Saigon River, 500m long. This underground consists of 6 lanes with two opposite directions, 3 lanes in each direction. Mr. SAM Piseth, Phnom Penh Public Works Director, said that the underground way construction indicates a modern development of Ho Chi Minh City which is a big solution to traffic jam for about 10 Million people. To compare, Phnom Penh solves traffic issues by constructions of flyover bridges. Nevertheless, he mentioned that the underground way construction is another vision because there is a possibility of creating an underground way under Tonle Sap River from City to Chroy Changva area in the future.