HCM CITY (VNS) — Installation work began yesterday on the 720m-long Nguyen Hue Flower Street, covering the entire pedestrian area on Nguyen Hue Boulevard in downtown HCM City.
The work began five days earlier than scheduled in order to extend the opening time during Tet (Lunar New Year) for local residents and tourists.
The street, to be covered with various kinds of flowers running from the Ho Chi Minh Statue in front of City Hall to Ton Duc Thang Street, will be one of the must-see venues during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.
Representing the Year of the Monkey will be a family of nine monkeys at the entrance to the street. Each monkey figure will be one to two metres high.
In order to create favourable conditions for the flower street, the city's Department of Transport will close parts of Nguyen Hue Boulevard to traffic. — VNS