Two pedestrian bridges to connect Ho Chi Minh City’s D1, D2

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/17/2017 16:50 GMT + 7

Two pedestrian bridges connecting Bach Dang riverside park in District 1 with the Thu Thiem peninsula in District 2 will be built to establish a pedestrian-friendly link.

The bridges are part of a plan to improve the appeal of Bach Dang Park and transform it into a cultural rendezvous for residents.

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has tasked local travel firm Saigontourist and Saigon An Phat investment firm to complete planning for the park.

Renovations will include the reconstruction of a historical flagpole in the area, for which the city’s administration will invite international architects to submit designs.

An underground parking lot and shopping mall will also be built to connect with the future Ham Nghi metro station, while a river taxi harbor will soon be inaugurated at the park as the city takes to water-based public transport as a solution to traffic congestion.

The two walking bridges will connect to the existing Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street and allow pedestrians to cross the Saigon River on foot, the city said.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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