HCMC – The HCMC authorities have requested relevant departments study a plan for installing a roof and an artistic lighting system for the Nguyen Hue pedestrian street and the Bach Dang Wharf park in District 1.
The chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee, Phan Van Mai, made the above proposal after working with departments on the architectural planning of the Bach Dang Wharf area, aiming to create favorable conditions for residents and revelers visiting the Nguyen Hue pedestrian street and the Bach Dang Wharf park.
The city leader assigned the Department of Planning and Architecture and District 1 to study a plan for creating shade during the daytime for the above two locations, including a solution to design an artistic roof in combination with a lighting system. The plan was expected to be submitted to the city authorities by this June.
District 1 was also tasked with reviewing locations to be used for parking spaces and public restrooms.
According to the city authorities, it is necessary to study the location for building a pedestrian street across Ton Duc Thang Street to reduce traffic congestion and ensure safety for pedestrians moving from Nguyen Hue Street to the Bach Dang Wharf park.
Earlier, the city Department of Planning and Architecture proposed installing a roof along the sidewalks of Le Loi Street, District 1, for shade and shelter against the rain, which became controversial among residents and experts.
The Nguyen Hue pedestrian street opened in 2015, and Bach Dang Wharf park, put into service two years ago, are leisure spots that attract residents and tourists to visit, especially at night and on weekends.