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HCM City moves on with Saigon Safari project

The government of HCMC will press on with the long-planned Saigon Safari project in Cu Chi District and develop it into a new tourist attraction.

HCM City moves on with Saigon Safari project

White lions are seen at the open zoo at Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc Park on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province

According to a decision made by the HCMC People’s Committee on Monday, Saigon Safari would be one of the ecotourism destinations for domestic and international visitors.

Saigon Safari will have about 500 staff able to serve 1,800 visitors who stay overnight and 3,000 others who participate in day tours to the safari.

The west of the site will house a safari and an entertainment area. 

The safari will include an open zoo, technical, breeding, animal care and operation facilities, temporary shelters, squares, and parking lots.

The north of the park will be home to low-rise bungalows and hotel rooms, restaurants, children’s playgrounds, green parks and recreational zones.

In 2015, Vinpearl Joint Stock Company proposed developing Saigon Safari on over 460 hectares at a total cost of US$500 million.