Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Culture and Sport, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy

Creating city’s cultural identity for its socioeconomic development

The tendency in opening more walking streets aims to meet the demand of social reality. However it should be considered cautiously to ensure its operational and maintenance activities, and create long-standing distinct cultural characteristics, said Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Culture and Sport, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy.
Many furniture stores occupy the pavement in Bui Vien street and there is no space for visitors (photo SGGP)

Bui Vien walking street no longer has pedestrian path

The walking street of Bui Vien (Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) has been put into operation since August 2017, and become a popular entertainment destination for foreigners and young people at weekends. However, unfortunately, through 8 months of operation, Bui Vien walking street has not yet run in line with the regulation, it is still quite messy.