Roof proposed for HCM City Walking Street
  • | | March 25, 2023 01:04 PM
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture has just proposed to the municipal people's committee to install a roof along the pavement of Le Loi Walking Street in District 1.

A man repairs his house at Le Loi Street

The work, which is estimated to cost between VND20-30 billion, aims to shelter visitors from sunshine and rain while sightseeing, shopping or dining on the street.

According to the Department of Planning and Architecture, Le Loi Street is now open again after being fenced off for many years for the construction of the underground station of the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien Metro Line. However, the landscape and utilities for shopping and walking activities of local people and tourists here are not enough. While it is not possible to immediately arrange a green area large enough to create shade for the sidewalk, the roof solution will help prevent sun and rain, and create conditions for pedestrians as well as business activities along the side.

In their proposal, the roof would be expected to be installed along the pavement of the road using meal structures reaching out about 4 metres and a durable roof with colour in harmony with the general landscape in the area.

Lying close to some famous tourist destinations including Ben Thanh Market and Nguyen Hue Walking Street, the one-kilometre Le Loi Walking Street is one of the busiest commercial and service streets in the southern economic hub.

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