“We are truly honoured to receive this renowned award for Gamuda City, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. To receive this award is a big testament to our town making principles, one of it being “listening to what the land has to tell us”. When we work closely with nature to restore and rejuvenate the land, we create a better place for the community to call home,” said Ngan Chee Meng, CEO of Gamuda Land.
The environmental rehabilitation of Yen So Park and Yen So Lakes remains a remarkable turnaround story that has transformed one of Hanoi’s most polluted and inhospitable areas into a thriving green lung. What was once a shunned wasteland of untreated sewage and physical rubbish in the South of Hanoi, is now a picturesque parkland of scenic lakes, lush greenery, abundant flora and fauna.
Mr. Cheong Ho Kuan, Chairman of Gamuda Land Vietnam, is honored to receive the prestigious FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Award”.
“When we first came here about 10 years ago, the absence of a proper sewage system in Hanoi has resulted in contamination of its waterways and lakes and has created a growing concern for public health and the need for better water management practices. Backed by our credible experience and expertise in drainage and wastewater treatment projects, a proposal was made to the government of Hanoi to build Yen So Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) as well as to rejuvenate Yen So Park in exchange for land development rights,” Ngan explained.
Today, the Yen So STP manages and treats up to 200,000 m3 wastewater discharge daily. Since starting operation, the STP has brought effective solution to the pollution problem at Set river – Kim Nguu river in Hanoi.
"Green space within Gamuda City"
Gamuda Land’s rehabilitation efforts have also delivered immense socio-economic benefits to south Hanoi, the key benefits being chronic wastewater and sewage issues in south Hanoi is now effectively addressed and various health hazards have been eliminated for the surrounding community.
The rejuvenation of Yen So Park has also repositioned south Hanoi as an attractive location vis-à-vis the north, which was historically a better-favoured location for development and dwellings. Gamuda Land’s mindful planning and rejuvenation of Yen So Park has restored the land to its natural beauty resulting in a conducive environment for further developments and investments to pour into the area.
“What is most heart-warming for us is to see thousands of Hanoians enjoying the park facilities, especially on weekends and that is a common sight on any given weekend. When we listen to the land in this way, it allows us to create a place where biodiversity thrives and our community can grow up and grow old in, for generations to come,” Ngan said.
FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence recognises projects that best embody excellence in all the real estate disciplines involved in its creation. It has bestowed awards to well deserving projects and developments from across 60 members’ countries and has undoubtedly created a reputable name for its award. Already in its 27th year, the award has gained recognition and reputation as the "Oscar Award" of the real estate industry, which according to the organiser is “more than just a beauty contest. It represents projects that are a cut above the rest”.
The Environmental (Rehabilitation/Conservation) category judged contenders based on the architecture, design and planning, sustainable construction methods, environmental impact, and community benefits to name a few criteria.
For more info about Gamuda City project, please contact hotline 0902 178 088 or visit website www.gamudacity.com.vn.