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30 Oct

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City successfully hosted its official groundbreaking-ceremony

Friday, 30 October, 2015

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On 24 October 2015, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City celebrated their official groundbreaking and cornerstone laying ceremony on the construction site of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City.

The event took place at the construction site of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City at 33 Le Duan Street in Ho Chi Minh City. More than 250 guests from the German, European, and Vietnamese business community in Vietnam, representatives from the Vietnamese and German governments and members of the Diplomatic Corps attended the event.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, H E Mr Vu Huy Hoang, H E Ambassador Mr Nguyen Vu Tu, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ho Chi Minh City, representing the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Mr Hans-Jörg Brunner, Charge d' Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vietnam and Dr Hans-Dieter Stell, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the investors of Deutsches Haus Haus Ho Chi Minh City, Mr Bernd Dietel, Mr Horst Geicke, and Mr Horst Pudwill.

In his opening remarks, the Chairman of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt Ltd., Mr Horst Geicke, thanked particularly the Vietnamese and German Governments, Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee and reflected on the historic milestones leading to the project development and construction of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City as a USD 100 million public-private partnership project between the Federal Republic of Germany and private investors. He announced that the opening date of the premium office building will be 1 August 2017.

Praising the idea for Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, Minister of Industry and Trade and Chairman of the Vietnamese-German Friendship Association, H E Mr Vu Huy Hoang, stressed that the building was a symbol of friendship and strategic co-operation between the two nations. He also stated that it was a landmark and symbol of modern German architecture in Vietnam while being sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Dr. Hans-Dieter Stell, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City said that the project was the best and most evident example of the reliable relations between Germany and Vietnam. Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City would be a platform for business co-operation with Vietnam and the entire ASEAN region. It would be the best location for German and European companies and organisations to install their headquarters and could facilitate trade, cultural and educational exchange.

Dr. Stell also introduced a video message with an official greeting of Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who had planned to attend the groundbreaking ceremony with a delegation from Germany but unfortunately had to postpone his visit to Vietnam for domestic political reasons.

In his official greeting he stated: “Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City in the truest sense of the word is an outstanding project which is clearly visible in the skyline of Vietnam's economic hub, Ho Chi Minh City. I think that here we, as Germany, leave a true mark: We have a long-term commitment in Vietnam. “We have come to stay", that is the message. And we do that for our own political and economic reasons and because we as part of our strategic partnership would like to continue to support the reform process in Vietnam.”

During the event a time capsule containing symbols of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was embedded and sealed into a cornerstone of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City and blessed by the traditional three hammer throws followed by a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

The construction of the Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City has been under way since November 2014.  Currently a 4-level basement is under construction, offering 1,3764 sqm for parking. Completion of construction and development of the building will be in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City will be a pioneering premium grade office tower strategically located on the corner of Le Duan Street and Le Van Huu Street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. The 25-storey building consists of approximately 40,000 square meters GFA of prime office real estate including retail areas, a multifunctional exhibition, event, and conference-area, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City, restaurant areas with outdoor terrace as well as apartments and penthouses.

Its location in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City will therefore be the ultimate destination to be to do business with ASEAN and Vietnam for German and Central European headquartered companies and institutions. At the same time, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City will be the ideal trading platform for Vietnamese companies doing business with Germany and the European Union.

 

About Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City:

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City is a pioneering premium grade office tower strategically located on the corner of Le Duan Street and Le Van Huu Street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

The 25-storey building consists of approximately 40,000 square meters GFA of prime office real estate and is expected to be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City has all state-of-the-art facilities and services one would expect from a centrally located premium grade office building.

The building will be home to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, making it the destination for German companies and promoting German and Vietnamese relations.

Modern German technology coupled with a high degree of sustainability will provide innovative commercial office space of exceptional quality.

 

For questions and further information please contact:

Ms. Nguyen Anh Que Chi
Executive Assistant Manager Marketing & Communications
Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt Ltd.
120 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Phone: +84 28 3821 9309
Fax: +84 28 3821 9312
E-Mail: chi.nguyen@deutscheshausvietnam.com
Website: www.deutscheshausvietnam.com

Source: Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City

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