The Keppel Group just held the groundbreaking ceremony for Saigon Sports City today (8 November), a 64-ha site that will be developed into a smart, integrated township in the prime District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. When completed, it will feature about 4,300 premium homes as well as Vietnam’s one-stop sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub.
According to Keppel, Biophilic design principles will be adopted in Saigon Sports City, including natural cross-ventilation throughout the development, generous space between buildings for natural light, a contiguous fitness circuit, lush landscaping with locally-sourced flora and picturesque water features with natural filtration, to create a green and beautiful environment.
Keppel said it will also work with local and international partners to offer innovative urban solutions including smart security, smart mobility and environmental infrastructure solutions, among others. The first phase of Saigon Sports City - scheduled for completion in 2022 - will comprise residential and commercial spaces as well as sports facilities.
“The groundbreaking of Saigon Sports City marks a new phase in Keppel’s engagement of Ho Chi Minh City. Leveraging the Keppel Group’s capabilities in providing solutions for sustainable urbanisation, Keppel Land and Keppel Urban Solutions are collaborating for the masterplanning and development of Saigon Sports City, which will be developed into a vibrant, integrated township and an iconic landmark in Ho Chi Minh City,” said Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, senior management of Keppel Land and Keppel Urban Solutions.
“Keppel has has been participating in and contributing to Vietnam’s growth for close to three decades, especially in Ho Chi Minh City, where we have a quality portfolio of residential and commercial developments,” he added.
At the ceremony, Tan Swee Yiow, CEO of Keppel Land, presented a contribution of VND 100 billion in support of infrastructural development in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City.