City – Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Phan Van Mai has just signed and promulgated Plan No. 3818/KH-UBND to deploy typical emulation programs, works and projects to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Liberation Day of the South, unification of the country (April 30, 1975 – April 30, 2025).
The works and projects are implemented in 6 groups of fields. In which, the Symphony, Music, and Dance Theater project in Thu Thiem new urban area (referred to as Thu Thiem Theater) is one of 18 programs, works, and projects in the field of culture and society approved invest in this occasion. The project is expected to start construction on April 30, 2025.
[Location of land plot expected to build Thu Thiem Theater. Photo: Pham Nguyen]
The investment project to build the Symphony, Music and Dance Theater of Ho Chi Minh City was formed three decades ago. In 2017, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City decided to choose the Thu Thiem area as the location to build the theater and the project is expected to be completed in 2022. However, for many reasons, the project was not carried out according to the expected plan. .
One year ago, in August 2022, the Ho Chi Minh City government temporarily suspended investment in the Thu Thiem Theater Project to prioritize investment capital for social security issues and stimulate development of industries after the COVID-19 epidemic. 19.
According to design requirements, Thu Thiem Theater has two auditoriums with a capacity of 1,700 seats, with both specialized requirements and meeting the conditions to organize high-class academic music, musicals, and dance programs. international art and other art forms of Vietnam. The project is built on a land area of about 20.3 hectares, located next to the banks of the Saigon River, with an investment capital of more than 1,508 billion VND.
At the end of July 2020, Ho Chi Minh City organized a competition to select architectural design plans for Thu Thiem Theater. The contest had representatives of 12 domestic and foreign design consulting units participating and ended in October 2020. However, up to the time the city suspended the Theater investment project, the Organizing Committee had not yet announced the results of the competition.