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Kiên Giang to build a new central square on Phú Quốc

Update: August, 11/2020 - 07:17
A 3D view of a proposed central square with an 18m-high statue of President Hồ Chí Minh. The square is expected to become an attractive destination in the island district of Phú Quốc. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

KIÊN GIANG — The People’s Committee of Kiên Giang has approved a project to build a new central square in the island district of Phú Quốc.

The square, to be located in Đông Dương Town's downtown, would cover an area of 8.29 hectares with a capacity of 20,000 people.

An 18-metre high statue of President Hồ Chí Minh will be installed in the centre of the square.

A space for ritual ceremonies, celebrations and art performances will be built in the middle of the site.

The square will also have a service area and an entertainment zone to serve visitors.

The project will cost a total investment of VNĐ353 billion (US$15.2 million).

Speaking at the announcement for the project on August 7, Huỳnh Quang Hưng, vice chairman of the People's Committee of Phú Quốc District, said: “The project plays an important role in the development plan of Phú Quốc Island District. It also brings special meaning to the district as the Government has given approval for Phú Quốc to be a national tourism centre.”

Hưng added: “The square will become one of the district’s most attractive destinations.”

Construction of the central square is expected to begin next year. — VNS




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