An automatic car parking system, the first of its kind in Vietnam , was put into operation at the Thao Dien building in Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City on May 10.

Covering an area of just 66 sq.m, the three-storey car parking facility is capable of accommodating 12 cars of 5-7 seats.

Nguyen Thi Bao Quynh, director of the NMC Co. Ltd., which built the facility, said the system was constructed at a cost of over 300,000 USD. The company will build a similar system, capable of keeping 200 cars, for a business in Hanoi .

Automatic car parking system is considered as an ideal solution for major cities in Vietnam as its capacity is 2-20 times as high as a normal one if they are built on the same area of land./.