Complex to replace HCM City shipyard hinh anh 1The Ba Son Shipyard which will be moved out for the construction of the Sai Gon – Ba Son complex in District 1 of HCM City. (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The HCM City People's Committee has approved the detailed master plan for the Saigon – Ba Son complex in District 1 to be developed by the Ministry of Defence-owned Ba Son Corporation.

The 26-hectare complex, to be built along the Saigon River in Ben Nghe Ward, will include public construction, greenery, housing, commercial-office space, culture-amusement areas, and technical and transport infrastructure that can meet the living and working needs of nearly 11,000 people.

Over 142,000sq.m will be earmarked for 63 villas, apartments, and malls; 110,000sq.m for offices; and 11,000sq.m for hotels.

Over 52,000sq.m will be designated for public construction, parks mostly along the Saigon river, and transportation and other infrastructure.

The complex will have buildings with two to 50 storeys overlooking the Saigon river.

There will be 14 roads with a total length of 4km, access to Ba Son metro station, a dyke system along the river and Thi Nghe canal with a master plan to cope with flooding.

The workshops and Ba Son Shipyard that exist at the place will be moved out though around 6,000sq.m have been earmarked for preserving the shipyard's historical relics.-VNA