Stanmore fire house, the oldest fire station in New South Wales, Australia, will be turned into a “Vietnam House” (Photo: VNA)


Sydney (VNA) –
The oldest fire station in New South Wales, Australia, will be turned into a “Vietnam House”, its new owner has said.

Andy Hoang, a Vietnamese expatriate in New South Wales who has bought the Stanmore fire station, said the building will be turned into a hotel and restaurant complex which will serve as a “Vietnam House” to connect Vietnamese businesses and Australian firms owned by Vietnamese.

The house will also help to promote Vietnam’s images in Australia, Hoang added.

Hoang is currently Director of Australia Asia Business Consulting Company (AABC), which provides consulting and promotion services to Vietnamese and Australian businesses. He is also the Co-Founder and President of Vietnamese Business Support Club (VBSC Incorporated).

Built in 1886, Stanmore is one of the two oldest fire stations in New South Wales. Covering an area of nearly 1,000 square metres with unique architectural structure, it is home to various historical items of the state’s firefighting force.

After its closure in 1990, the fire station was listed as a historical site in Marickville area and turned into a private villa of an Australian entrepreneur.

In March 2018, the building was offered for sale on Australia’s property market at a price of dozens of millions of Australian dollars.-VNA