Largest commercial center to go green

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Vietnam's largest commercial center in Ho Chi Minh City will be an energy saving facility, Vincom Group claimed in a press release this week.

The 5.8-hectare Vincom Center Shopping Mall is expected to be "green," Vincom chairman Le Khac Hiep was quoted as saying in the release. The center, facing three main downtown streets Dong Khoi, Le Thanh Ton and Ly Tu Trong, will also include hotels, office buildings, high-end houses and an underground parking lot.

Low-E glass will be used to save energy for air-conditioning and help better maintain furniture, the Hanoi-based company said.

The 26-story center, excluding six basements, will apply US technology in a water heating system that will use solar energy, it said.

Work at the center started nearly two years ago. The center will open on April 30 to mark 35 years of the country's reunification.

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