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HCMC to have pedestrian street in Dist 11

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The government of District 11 in HCMC is planning to open a pedestrian street and a food area on Ha Ton Quyen Street in Wards 4 and 6.

The plan is aimed at boosting nighttime economic activity, contributing to the district’s socio-economic growth in the new normal, according to the district government.

Besides, the plan is expected to improve the quality of life and living standards of residents, mainly disadvantaged people, in the district.

The planned pedestrian street and food area will help the district attract more local and international visitors, leveraging the tourism sector, the local media reported.

The pedestrian street and nighttime food area are set to debut this year, operating from 4.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The food area will feature 70 booths and over 50 business households.

Under its plan, District 11 will give priority to prestigious food and beverage brands active on Ha Ton Quyen Street and poor and near-poor households in Wards 4 and 6 to do business in the food area.

In addition, the district will set up many fast-food, beverage, footwear, clothing, souvenir and handicraft stands at the area.

Fresh food and unprocessed food will not be allowed in the food area, according to the District 11 government.

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