Royal HaskoningDHV and TTC Land Estate Investment Group have signed a contract for the design of an artificial ‘Lotus Island’ in Phu Quoc, a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the south west of Vietnam.
Lotus Island is expected to boost tourism to Phu Quoc and provide jobs and new business opportunities.
The contract was signed at the Vietnamese Embassy in The Hague in the presence of National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen thi Kim Ngan.
The man-made island will be in the shape of lotus, Vietnam’s national flower.
The island will be located at the south east coast of Phu Quoc Island and will be part of a larger waterfront and coastal development by TTC Land Estate Investment Group.
Royal HaskoningDHV will design the land reclamation, breakwater, beaches, revetments as well as water quality study to ensure the island is sustainable and climate-proof.
Royal HaskoningDHV and TTC Land Estate Investment Group will work together to preserve the natural features of Phu Quoc, using sustainable solutions.
Measures will be taken to safeguard the development of the project according to international standards.
TTC Land Real Estate Investment Group first vice president Huynh Bich Ngoc expressed her appreciation on having Royal HaskoningDHV as the lead consultant for the design of the island. Royal HaskoningDHV was also involved in the design of the Palm Islands in Dubai.
She said: “This safeguards that the Lotus Flower project is being developed according to international standards by a firm with extensive experience and a remarkable track-record.”
Royal HaskoningDHV expert in water edge development Ronald Stive said: “I am very pleased to see that creative and carefully-shaped near shore land reclamation is nowadays recognised as a sustainable way of integrated ‘water edge development’.
“Not only recognised in the Middle-East, where this development started, but also in Southeast Asia and particularly in Vietnam.”