A 15-minute fireworks and laser light display from the Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, will ring in the New Year in the southern hub.
More than 1,300 fireworks shipped from France will be set off right after midnight from the 52th floor of the building, where the heli-pad cantilevers are located, by Ruggieri Fireworks & Special Effects.
The Bitexco building will be closed at 9:30 p.m. on December 31 before the fireworks display starts. The streets around it, including Ton That Dam, Ham Nghi, Ho Tung Mau, Hai Trieu, Ngo Duc Ke and part of Ton Duc Thang, will be closed to traffic from 11 p.m. on December 31 to 0:30 a.m. on January 1, 2015.
The city will also have another fireworks display at Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 at the same time.