HCMC downtown street closes today for flower fest preparation

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Vehicles are banned from Ham Nghi Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, where flower and book festivals will be held during Tet

Vehicles are being banned from several streets in HCMC’s downtown District 1, where flower and book festivals will be organized in celebration of Tet, or the Vietnamese New Year.
Ham Nghi Street, the main venue, is off limits, starting on Friday, as works will be started on the annual flower festival, news website Saigon Times Online reported.
Sections of the streets that cross Ham Nghi, namely Pho Duc Chinh, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Pasteur, Ton That Dam, Ho Tung Mau, and Hai Trieu, as well as the Ben Thanh Market’s bus station will also be restricted to traffic starting on February 16, when the festivals open.
The festivals, which are among main events in HCMC during Tet, are scheduled for ending on February 22. But, the bans will not be lifted until the next morning.
Adjustments to bus routes that pass the venues will also be announced soon, according to the news report.


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