Keppel Land partners Phu Long to develop three residential sites in Saigon South

By Ha Linh - Jul 11, 2019 | 04:59 PM GMT+7

TheLEADERThis is the first deal the established Vietnamese developer has inked with a foreign partner although it has developed a number of quality residential projects.

Keppel Land partners Phu Long to develop three residential sites in Saigon South
The Dragon City urban township developed by Phu Long in Saigon South.

Keppel Land, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monestine Pte. Ltd., has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement with Phu Long Real Estate Corporation, to acquire a 60 per cent interest in three land parcels spanning 6.2 hectares in Nha Be district, Ho Chi Minh City.

The three sites are situated within 400 metres of each other, along the Nguyen Huu Tho arterial thoroughfare, and are just a 25-minute drive from the city’s central business district.

The partners plan to develop a total of about 2,400 premium apartments with ancillary shophouses, which will offer around 14,650 square metres of commercial space, on the sites.

Linson Lim, president of Keppel Land (Vietnam), said, "We are happy to collaborate with a reputable partner like Phu Long on these new residential developments which will further contribute to the vibrancy of the thriving urban precinct of Saigon South.”

"We are confident that our residential developments will be well-received by discerning homebuyers seeking well-located and high-quality homes in the southern corridor of Ho Chi Minh City. This acquisition will add to Keppel Land's pipeline of about 20,000 homes and quality commercial portfolio in Vietnam."

Phu Long Corporation is a real estate developer who is a member of Sovico Holdings, owning a large-scale portfolio of projects that are located in prime locations like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc.

Phung Chu Cuong, CEO of Phu Long Corporation, said, "Being a real estate corporation with international sustainable development standards, Phu Long always appreciates the collaboration with the top global partners to maximise both partners' strengths in technology, management capability and corporate governance.”

“The agreement signed between Phu Long and Keppel Land marks a great start for our strategic cooperation, which will help build more timeless construction projects and contribute to Vietnam's modern urban development," Cuong added.

The project will be developed in three phases. The first phase, comprising about 910 apartments and some shophouses, will commence in the first quarter of 2020, after the relevant approvals have been obtained.

The acquired sites are also near many public amenities, which include reputable healthcare facilities such as FV Hospital and Tam Duc Heart Hospital, as well as leading educational institutions such as the Saigon South International School, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technologyand Ton Duc Thang University. 

In addition, lifestyle and recreation offerings that are available nearby include SC VivoCity, Crescent Mall and Saigon South Golf Course.