Haiphong is a seaport city in Northeast Vietnam, approximately 100 km east of Hanoi. It is the third-largest city in Vietnam and home to the largest post, which serves Hanoi and the Red River Delta region.
Haiphong is one of five cities in Vietnam that is a separate municipality and not in any of the 58 provinces (the other cities being Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho). There are some historic colonial-era buildings in Haiphong, but the city is primarily a business hub due to the port and surrounding industrial provinces.
Here are some of the major construction and transport projects that are planned, under construction, and completed in Haiphong.
Map of Haiphong construction, transport, and infrastructure projects mentioned in this article.
[Map of Haiphong construction projects.]
Pullman Hai Phong Hotel
A five-star hotel with a total floor area of 45,000 m2 (excluding basement), 1 basement, 6 floors of the podium and 31 floors of the tower.
Hilton Hai Phong Hotel / BRG Legend
Location: 12C P. Trần Quang Khải, Hai Phong.
Local consultant: IBSTAC (IB) group.
The Hilton Hai Phong Hotel and BRG Legend projects include the five-star Hilton Hotel, commercial centre, and luxury apartment building. The two towers of 22 storeys are located in the “golden land” area on Tran Quang Khai.
Hilton Hai Phong Hotel / BRG Legend News
BRG Group brings Hilton to Hai Phong – [13/05/15]
“On April 27, BRG Group held a ground-breaking ceremony to commemorate the agreement to invest VND2.2 trillion ($102.3 million) into a five star hotel-shopping centre and luxury apartment complex located on Tran Quang Khai Street, Hai Phong City, according to newswire Hai Phong Online.”
Diamond Crown Hai Phong Complex
The Diamond Crown Hai Phong Complex features the One Signature Tower and a U-shaped residential building.
Diamond Crown Hai Phong Complex News
Diamond Crown Hai Phong (Vietnam) – a new architectural masterpiece of Asia [Promotion] – [05/05/22]
Location: Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong.
Developer: Viva Land.
Landmark Haiphong is a mixed-used multi-tower development of 44, 39, and 18 storeys. This is on the site of the cancelled FLC Diamond 72 Tower project.
Location: 135 Dien Bien Phu, Hai Phong.
The sixth Wink Hotels broke ground in Haiphong – [19/08/22]
“Indochina Kajima Development Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wink Hotels Haiphong Centre at 135 Dien Bien Phu on August 18.”
La Onda Hotel
Location: Lot TM8, Ho Sen Cau Rao II Urban Area, Kenh Duong Ward, Hai Phong.
The Minato Residence
Location: Lot B (CT1 & CT2) Lach Tray Riverside Urban Area Project complex, Vinh Niem Ward, Le Chan District, Hai Phong.
A Japanese-inspired apartment complex featuring 2 buildings of 26 floors each with a total of 924 condo units.
Sentosa Sky Park Hai Phong
Location: Lot CT4, Kênh Dương, Lê Chân, Hai Phong.
Waterfront City Hai Phong
Location: Waterfront city, Lê Chân, Hai Phong.
Waterfront City Hai Phong is a new urban area on the Lạch Tray River. The area includes Hotel Nikko and The Minato Residence.
Location: Vinhomes Marina, Lê Chân, Hai Phong.
Vinhomes Marina is a new urban area built around a marina on the Lạch Tray River (next to Waterfront City).
Here is a drone video of the complex.
Hoang Huy Commerce
Location: Võ Nguyên Giáp, Kênh Dương, Hai Phong.
Hai Phong New Administrative Centre
Location: Thuy Nguyen District, Hai Phong.
“Covering an area of 324ha, the development consists of 14 administrative buildings housing offices for municipal agencies and a convention-performance centre with 1,500 seats.” (Source).
Hai Phong New Administrative Centre News
Arup to work on new administrative centre for Hai Phong – [28/07/22]
Design of Hai Phong’s US$430 million administrative center approved – [24/03/22]
“The northern port city of Hai Phong has approved GMP International GmbH’s designs of the city’s political – administrative center and the convention and performance center.”
Hai Phong to build new administrative centre – [10/11/15]
“The northern port city of Hai Phong will build a municipal administrative and political centre in Thuy Nguyen district, the Hai Phong City People’s Committee said.”
Sat Market Redevelopment
Location: P. Quang Trung, Phạm Hồng Thái, Hồng Bàng, Hai Phong.
A 5-star hotel, office, apartment, and retail development at the site of the former Sat Market.
Sat Market Redevelopment News
[4K] The last scenes of Sat Market, Haiphong, Vietnam – Chợ Sắt Hải Phòng – Những hình ảnh cuối cùng
“Sắt Market was one of the largest markets in Hai Phong, built in the late 19th century in the French colonial period, called Grande Marché (Grand Market). This market was known as one of most popular markets in Vietnam along with the markets of Ben Thanh (Saigon), Dong Xuan (Hanoi), Dong Ba (Hue),etc.
This market sold household electronics, tools and second-hand goods. The current market building was built in 1992. The market moved to a new area of Kien An district and this building officially closed on March 15, 2022 to build a new complex of shopping mall, hotel & offices.”
Hai Phong officially approved the investor of the project on complex of commercial and entertainment centers, 5-star hotels and offices for lease to implement the urban embellishment project in Sat market area. – [11/11/21]
“On November 11, 2021, Hai Phong City People’s Committee issued Decision No. 3232/QD-UBND approving the Investor of the project on complex of commercial and entertainment centers, 5-star hotels and offices for lease to implement the urban embellishment project in Sat market area. Eligible investors are Saigon Garment – Match Joint Stock Company.”
New proposal for investment procedures at Sat Market – [28/11/19]
“Sat market trading center is located at the city’s center, near Tam Bac river and on Quang Trung street. It has great significance. However now the market is not in effective operation. Being built since 1992, now the market is being downgraded. The investor has not completed worked as being approved.”
Hai Phong Tower (unconfirmed)
Location: Hai Phong.
Vinhomes Imperia and Sheraton Hai Phong (completed)
Location: Hong Bang, Hai Phong.
Vinhomes Imperia Hai Phong is a new urban area featuring villas by Vinhomes. The residential area radiates from the Vincom Plaza shopping mall, which is at the base of the signature tower. The tower was originally the Vinpearl Hotel Imperia, and upon completion it became the tallest building in Haiphong at 148 metres. On the 21st of September 2022 the hotel was rebranded from Vinpearl Hotel Imperia Hai Phong to Sheraton Hai Phong.
Vinhomes Imperia News
New Vingroup centre opens in Hai Phong – [21/01/19]
“The conglomerate Vingroup inaugurated its newest trade centre and hotel complex in the northern port city of Hai Phong on Saturday. Located at the Vinhomes Imperia Hai Phong urban area, the 45-storey complex is the highest of its kind in the northeast region.”
Vietnam starts building northern coastal region’s tallest tower – [19/09/16]
“A local realty conglomerate turned the first sod on Sunday at a 45-story tower in the northern city of Hai Phong, which will be the tallest of its kind in Vietnam’s northern coastal region once completed.”
Hotel Nikko Hai Phong (completed)
Location: No. 1, Road. 1, Waterfront City, Vinh Niem Ward, Le Chan District, Hai Phong.
FLC Diamond 72 Tower (cancelled)
Location: Số 4 P. Trần Phú, Máy Tơ, Ngô Quyền, Hai Phong.
Developer: FLC Group Joint Stock Company.
FLC Group had planned to build a 70-storey hotel, office and commercial complex, which would have been one of the tallest buildings in Vietnam. The project was cancelled by the city, and FLC Group has since run into other problems with the chairman being arrested for stock market manipulation.
FLC Diamond 72 Tower News
Prior to Trinh Van Quyet’s arrest, FLC Group had proposed many giant projects – [18/04/22]
“In November 2020, Hai Phong City decided to terminate Decision No. 2629/QD-UBND dated November 4, 2019 on an investment policy for a hotel, commercial center and office for a leased complex project (FLC Diamond 72 Tower project) of FLC Group.”
Work on construction of FLC 72-storey tower starts in Hai Phong – [08/05/20]
“A groundbreaking ceremony for a complex of hotel, shipping centre and offices for rent invested by Property developer FLC Group was held in the northern port city of Hai Phong on May 8.”
FLC Group eyes 70-storey twin towers in Haiphong – [11/03/19]
“The group is looking to build a twin towers in a 17,800 square metre plot at No. 4 Tran Phu street, where the city is finetuning auction procedures for the development of a 70-storey hotel, office and commercial complex.”
Ben Rung Bridge
Work starts on Ben Rung Bridge connecting Hai Phong with Quang Ninh – [14/05/22]
“The bridge, spanning the Da Bach River, has a total investment of nearly 2 trillion VND (86.6 million USD). The bridge measures over 1.87km in length and 21.5m in width with six lanes.”
Hoang Van Thu Bridge (completed)
[Image via vovworld.vn.]
Hoang Van Thu Bridge News
PM inaugurates key bridge in Hai Phong – [15/10/19]
“Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 15 to inaugurate the Hoang Van Thu Bridge, which connects Hai Phong’s city centre with a new urban area to the north of the Cam River.”
Cat Bi International Airport
Gov’t approves construction of new terminal for Cat Bi Int’l Airport – [09’07/22]
“The Government has approved construction of the second terminal at Cat Bi International Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong, with a designed capacity of five million passengers per year.”
Upgrading Cat Bi International Airport in Haiphong with $130 million funding – [01/12/21]
“The projects on building the T2 passenger terminal with a total investment of VND2.05 trillion ($89.13 million), along with building associated cargo terminal and expanding aircraft parking space in the first phase with VND490 billion ($21.3 million) funding in Haiphong are slated to be launched in the first quarter of 2022.”
Bamboo Airways to launch three air routes to Hai Phong – [04/05/19]
“Vietnam’s newest carrier Bamboo Airways will open commercial air routes from the northern port city of Hai Phong to the central coastal city of Quy Nhon, the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from May 10 with one round-trip flight per day for each route.”
New international airport in Hai Phong put into operation – [12/05/16]
“Cat Bi International Airport in the northern port city of Hai Phong was put into service on May 12 after more than two years of upgrading under a plan approved by the Prime Minister in 2012.”
Tien Lang Airport
Haiphong proposes constructing second international airport – [09/03/21]
“Haiphong has proposed developing Tien Lang Airport, which would be its second international airport following Cat Bi, in order to serve the city’s socioeconomic development.”
“The city also built plans to develop road and urban railway lines to connect with Tien Lang Airport.”
Haiphong is connected to Hanoi by a single-track metre-gauge railway. It takes 2h 35m to travel from Hanoi to Haiphong by train for the 102 km journey (an average speed of approximately 40km/h). There have been proposals to modernise the railway, most recently from China which wants to connect Kunming to Haiphong via a standard-gauge railway.
Read more about the Lao Cai-Hanoi-Hai Phong Railway.