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Opening Thu thiem tunnel under saigon river connect district 2 to the center

posted Nov 20, 2011, 7:46 AM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh   [ updated Nov 20, 2011, 7:51 AM ]
District 2 in the past is the poorest district of Hochiminh city due to the separation of saigon river. If you ever travel to Hochiminh city, district 2 is on the other river bank of saigon river where you take the dinner cruise.

Today, 20 nov, 2011 the tunnel under the river is finished and opening to publicity. Local people now only need 3 minutes to come to saigon(district 1) instead of half an hour before.

The tunnel started since Feb 2005, after 6 years, the 1490 meter tunnel long, 27 meter below water is finally finished. District 2 is now an expensive area like district 1, it is well designed to become modern area as hong kong and singapore. Hotels, restaurants, apartments show up everywhere in district 2 nowsaday

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