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Ho Chi Minh City, (VNA) – The Hoa Binh Construction & Real Estate Corporation (HBC) said that it has been chosen to build the above-ground part of the Germany House (Deutsches Haus) in Ho Chi Minh City.

The contract is worth 480 billion VND (21.3 million USD) in total with the deadline slated for June 2017. HBC has just completed the building’s basement component.

The Germany House has four floors underground and 26 storeys above the ground with a total floor area of 40,000 sq.m. It will house real estate offices, a retail area, an exhibition area, and a multifunctional convention centre.

The building will also be the workplace of Germany’s Consulate General in HCM City and German companies as well as high-class apartments.

Considered a symbol of the cooperation between Vietnam and Germany, the building is expected to be a model of innovation and energy saving and will be the first in Vietnam to meet LEED standards of the United States Green Building Council.-VNA