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Keppel Land breaks ground at Saigon Sports City

Released at: 11:02, 11/11/2019

Keppel Land breaks ground at Saigon Sports City

Photo: Khanh Chi (VET)

Completion of smart and integrated township in HCMC's District 2 expected in 2027.

by Hong Nhung

Deepening its presence in Vietnam, Singaporean developer the Keppel Group held a breaking ground ceremony on November 8 for Saigon Sports City, a 64-ha site in Ho Chi Minh City’s prime District 2 that will be developed into a smart, integrated township.     

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Deputy Party Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City and Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, H.E. Catherine Wong, Ambassador of Singapore in Vietnam, Dr. Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of the Keppel Corporation, Mr. Loh Chin Hua, CEO of the Keppel Corporation, senior management of Keppel Land and Keppel Urban Solutions, and over 200 guests.  

“Keppel has been participating in and contributing to Vietnam’s growth for close to three decades, especially in Ho Chi Minh City, where we have a quality portfolio of residential and commercial developments,” Mr. Loh Chin Hua told the ceremony.

“The breaking of ground at Saigon Sports City marks a new phase in Keppel’s engagement in Ho Chi Minh City. Leveraging the Keppel Group’s capabilities in providing solutions for sustainable urbanization, Keppel Land and Keppel Urban Solutions are collaborating in the master planning and development of Saigon Sports City, which will be developed into a vibrant, integrated township and an iconic landmark in Ho Chi Minh City.”

Mr. Tan Swee Yiow, CEO of Keppel Land, presented a contribution of $4.3 million on behalf of Keppel in support of infrastructure development in District 2. The contribution, which was received by Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Hung, Chairman of the District 2 People’s Committee, reflects Keppel’s commitment to contribute to the community wherever it operates.

Once completed in 2027, Saigon Sports City will feature about 4,300 premium homes and be a one-stop sports, entertainment, and lifestyle hub. Biophilic design principles will be adopted, including natural cross-ventilation throughout the development, generous space between buildings for natural light, a contiguous fitness circuit, lush landscaping with locally-sourced flora, and picturesque water features with natural filtration, to create a green and beautiful environment.

Keppel will also work with best-in-class local and international partners to offer innovative urban solutions, including smart security, smart mobility and environmental infrastructure solutions, among others. The first phase of Saigon Sports City will comprise residential and commercial spaces as well as sports facilities.

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