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Thủ Thiêm Bridge
Cầu Thủ Thiêm
Thủ Thiêm Bridge
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Thủ Thiêm Bridge is a 6-lane bridge in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam, opened in 2008. The bridge links District 2 with Bình Thạnh District, near downtown District 1. This bridge is an important link between existing downtown of Ho Chi Minh City with Thu Thiem New Urban Area. The cost estimate for construction of the bridge was US$60 million, implemented by a consortium of Vietnamese contractors. The progress was delayed due to delay in land compensation – a big problem in project management faced by many investors in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City, also known by Khmer name Prey Nokor, and its former name of Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million as of 2017. Located in southeastern Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2,061 square kilometres. From 1955 to 1975, Saigon was the capital of the Republic of Vietnam, commonly known as South Vietnam.
Phan Văn Khải was a Vietnamese politician who served as the fifth Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 25 September 1997 to 27 June 2006.
The Saigon River is a river located in southern Vietnam that rises near Phum Daung in southeastern Cambodia, flows south and south-southeast for about 230 kilometres (140 mi) and empties into the Soài Rạp, which in its turn empties into the East Sea some 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the Mekong Delta.
Thủ Dầu Một is the capital city of Bình Dương Province, Vietnam, located at around. The city has an area of 118.66 km², with a population of 244,277, and is located 20 km north of downtown Hồ Chí Minh City, on the left bank of the Saigon River, upstream from the city. Although this is an administratively separate city, it is considered as a satellite city of the Hồ Chí Minh City Metropolitan Area.
The Ho Chi Minh City Metro is a planned rapid transit network that will serve Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
Long Thanh International Airport is an international airport currently under construction in Long Thanh, Dong Nai, Vietnam. Located approximately 40 km (25 mi) east of Ho Chi Minh City, it has been approved to start construction by the Vietnamese government on April 1, 2021. However, the Vietnamese government has decided to begin 2 years earlier in 2019 and it will be finished by 2025. It will serve over 100 million passengers annually when built to the maximum designed capacity.
Thủ Đức is an urban district (quận) in the northeast of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. In 1997, the southern part of Thủ Đức was divided to become District 2 and District 9. In 2010, the district had a population of 455,899. It covers an area of 48 km².
Thủ Thiêm New Urban Area is a 6.57 km2 (1,620-acre) urban redevelopment project in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently under construction.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education is currently listed as one of the top 10 universities in Vietnam and also a member in the top group of Southeast Asia universities.
Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) is a Vietnamese television network owned by the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City.
The Saigon River Tunnel is an underwater tunnel that opened on November 20, 2011. It runs underneath the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam. The tunnel was built with capital from JICA's ODA, in conjunction with a consortium of Japanese contractors. The tunnel connects the existing urban center of Ho Chi Minh City with Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2. The Saigon River Tunnel is part of the East-West Highway, an important road project under construction to ease the congestion of transport in the inner city as well as transportation from downtown to the Mekong Delta region. The existing downtown was previously only linked with the Thu Thiem New Urban Area by many bridges, namely: Thủ Thiêm Bridge, Phú Mỹ Bridge and Ba Son Bridge.
Saigon Bridge, known as Newport Bridge before 1975, is a bridge crossing the Saigon River, connecting Bình Thạnh District and District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, on the Hanoi Highway. The bridge has four lanes for cars and two lanes for motorcycles and bicycles. It was the only bridge linking District 1 to the new Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2 until the Thủ Thiêm Bridge opened in 2008 and the Saigon River Tunnel opened in 2011. The bridge was one of the most vital gateways for vehicles traveling from northern and central Vietnam to the city, and therefore was a key point of contention during the Tet Offensive in 1968 and the Fall of Saigon in 1975. In 2013, a new parallel bridge, Saigon 2 Bridge, was opened to ease congestion on the bridge.
District 2, in which the new urban area of Thu Thiem is located, is an urban district of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As of 2010, the district had a population of 140,621, a total area of 50 km².
Tuổi Trẻ is a major daily newspaper in Vietnam, publishing in Vietnamese from Hồ Chí Minh City. It was originally a publication of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City, and while it is still the official mouthpiece of that organization, it has grown to become the largest newspaper in the country. As of 2007 its daily circulation was 450,000.
National Route 13 is a highway in southern Vietnam stretching from the northeastern outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial centre of the country, towards the border to Cambodia. The highway starts around Thủ Đức on the northern outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, once the site of the military academy of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and travels north through the provinces of Bình Dương and Bình Phước. The highway passes through the districts of Thuận An, Thủ Dầu Một town, Bến Cát, Chơn Thành, Đồng Phú, Bình Long, and Lộc Ninh.
The British International SchoolHo Chi Minh City is an international school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, offering a British style education. The school has three campuses located in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). There is a Primary campus, a Secondary campus, and an Early Years & Infant Campus. They are located in the residential area of District 2. The British International School Ho Chi Minh City was founded in 1997 as Tiny Tots, a Kindergarten. Beginning with only two classes, two overseas teachers and 40 toddlers, it has since grown to become a private day school with over 1,800 students from 52 countries. The Early Years & Infant Campus caters for students from the Foundation Stage (Pre-school) through to Year 2, the Junior Campus caters for children in Year 3 through to Year 6 and the Secondary campus caters for students from Years 7-13. BIS HCMC has 161 full-time teachers, most of whom are British qualified. BIS HCMC teaches a combination of the National Curriculum of England and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for the primary students and students take both the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. BIS is accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS). The school is a registered centre for the UK examination boards, Cambridge International Examinations. It is also designated as an IB World School. It is a member of the Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia (FOBISIA) with the Principal Mr Anthony Rowlands currently holding the position of Chair of FOBISIA.
Thủ Thiêm is a ward of District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The 2019 AFF U-18 Youth Championship is the 17th edition of the AFF U-19 Youth Championship, organised by ASEAN Football Federation. It is hosted by Vietnam during August 2019. Twelve member associations of the ASEAN Football Federation take part in the tournament featuring two groups of six teams.
The Ho Chi Minh City Metro were the early plans for the Ho Chi Minh City Metro which ultimately did not go ahead. The current plans which began construction in 2012 is an evolution of the earlier proposals.
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