Major amusement park in the offing in Long An

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HCMC - Phu An Infrastructure Development and Construction JSC, a subsidiary of Khang Thong Group, announced on Monday to start building a big amusement project in the Mekong Delta province of Long An next year. Nguyen Thanh Su, deputy general director of Khang Thong Group, told the Daily on the phone on Monday that the Happyland Vietnam project would require around US$2 billion, with US$600 million going to a theme park similar to Disneyland and Universal Studio, the famous amusement … [Read more...]

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New entertainment complex to cost nearly $2 bln

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Phu An Infrastructure Development and Construction Investment Joint Stock Company Monday announced a nearly US$2 billion-project to build Vietnam's largest entertainment complex, VnExpress reported. Covering a total area of 880 hectares in the southern province of Long An, the Happyland complex will include a park, a trade center, a hotel, and a museum, the news source said. … [Read more...]

Large entertainment complex constructed in Long An

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An entertainment complex called Happy Land, similar to the famous amusement destinations in the world such as Disneyland and Universal Studio, has been constructed by Phu An Infrastructure Development and Construction JSC, a subsidiary of Khang Thong Group in a quite convenient position in Ben Luc District, Long An Province, only 20 minutes by car away from HCM City. Covering an area up to 338ha, the Happy Land will include theme park, large-scale commercial center, 3-5 star hotels, water … [Read more...]

Large theme park construction set for next February

HCMC - Khang Thong Group and its offshoot Phu An Infrastructure Development and Construction Co. are pushing for a plan to start building its multipurpose property project in the Mekong Delta province of Long An in mid-February. A representative of the group told the Daily on Thursday that construction would begin on the Happyland Vietnam theme park project after the Lunar New Year as the owner had signed contracts with some local and international partners to develop the property project. … [Read more...]

Multibillion-dollar property project in southern VN urged to speed up

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Authorities in the southern province of Long An have asked the investor of a multibillion-dollar complex project in the province to accelerate development as its progress has fallen behind schedule. The requirement came after an official inspection to review the progress of the $2.2 billion Happyland project implemented by Phu An Investment - Construction and Infrastructure Development. … [Read more...]

Work underway on Vietnam’s largest film studio

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The construction of Vietnam's biggest studio began Friday, Nov 11, in Long An Province's Ben Luc District. Part of Happyland Film Studio to be opened in Long An province by 2014. … [Read more...]

MJ’s dad withdraws from $2bn project in Vietnam

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Joseph Jackson, father of late pop king Michael Jackson, has pulled out of a massive entertainment complex in Vietnam where he signed a deal to be involved in the construction of a major hotel last year. His withdrawal from the development of the hotel which is part of the Happy Land project, a Disneyland-inspired amusement park, was posted on his official website in January, and confirmed Wednesday by Phan Thi Phuong Thao, board chairwoman of its developer Khang Thong Group. … [Read more...]

Labour export market looks grim in 2012

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Vietnam's goal to send 90,000 workers abroad in 2012 poses a huge challenge as its labour export market remains unstable. Despite the global labour market being heavily affected by the economic and financial crises in 2011, Vietnam sent 88,298 guest workers abroad and achieved 101.5 percent of the set target. A VOV reporter interviewed the Deputy Head of the Overseas Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Dao Cong Hai. … [Read more...]

Investors ink colossal entertainment park deal

LONG AN — Khang Thong Group, the developer of Southeast Asia's biggest theme park in the southern province of Long An, signed on Friday an agreement with partners from the UK, the US and Germany to develop facilities for the 338-ha amusement park. Under the agreement, the Britain-based Hyder Consulting Company would design the project's landscaping and the US-Viet Nam Joint-Venture Biscayne KT Viet Nam Limited Company would be responsible for consulting and design for the water-related … [Read more...]

Legend Hotel Saigon Welcomes Father of Late Pop Star Michael Jackson

Mr. Joe Jackson together with the Hotel Management and Representatives of Khang Thong Group, the project's lead investor

Mr. Joe Jackson, father of the late singer Michael Jackson visited Vietnam from 11th to 16th February 2011 to help commence work on an international entertainment complex called "Happyland", in the southern Long An province. This project would comprise of entertainment parks, commercial centers, hotels, etc. Representing an American Investment Company it is reported that Mr. Jackson has signed an agreement with Khang Thong Group for building a five star hotel. Legend Hotel Saigon was … [Read more...]

Long An to build US$2 billion tourist complex

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A news conference to unveil a large tourist project in Ben Luc, Long An was held on September 6 th, in Hanoi by Khang Thong Group. The project, named Happyland Vietnam, is to build a large-scale tourist complex along the Vam Co Dong River that is expected to draw US$ 2 billion of investment. The complex will include an exhibition center, trade center, entertainment and sport section, cultural site, hotels and a theme park that will cost US$ 600 million and will be considered like a … [Read more...]

Michael Jackson’s father denies equity investment in Vietnam theme park

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Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson, Michael Jackson's father, has told Vietnamese media he is not an investor in a US$2 billion theme park project in Vietnam. Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson Jackson, 84, said in a statement Wednesday that after careful consideration and discussions with his wife, family and advisors, he had decided not to proceed with any further investment or involvement in project Happyland Vietnam. Happyland Vietnam, backed by the Khang Thong Group, is projected to be the largest … [Read more...]

Workers break ground on Vietnam’s mega-theme park

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Investors in Vietnam's largest tourism project to date broke ground in Long An Province's Ben Luc District on February 14. The US$2 billion project, named Khang Thong Entertainment Complex (Happyland Vietnam) is scheduled to be built in 39 months on a 338-hectare plot in the district and is scheduled to open to the public in 2014. … [Read more...]

Michael Jackson’s father not in Happyland

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Joseph Jackson, famous singer Michael Jackson's father, announced an end to his involvement in the $2 billion Happyland project in Long An province. > Happyland Vietnam to take shape">> Happyland Vietnam to take shape" class="attachment-medium aligncenter" rel="lightbox" />>> Happyland Vietnam to take shape After careful due diligence and discussions with his wife, family and advisers, Joseph Jackson said he had decided not to proceed with any further investment or … [Read more...]

Michael Jackson’s dad tells Viet Nam project to ‘Beat It’

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HA NOI - (VNS)The King of Pop's father, Joseph Walter Jackson has mysteriously pulled the plug on his involvement with southern Viet Nam's Project Happyland, the largest tourism project in Southeast Asia. The former manager of the Jackson 5 claimed he had been attached to the US$2bn project in an investment and consultancy role, but an announcement on his family's website said he was cutting his ties to the scheme. "Mr. Jackson has decided not to proceed with any further investment or … [Read more...]

Happyland Vietnam to take shape

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South East Asia's biggest tourist attraction Happyland Vietnam began construction on February 14 in Thanh Duc commune, Ben Luc district in the southern province of Long An. An artist's impression of Happyland in Long An Province According to Pham Thi Phuong Thao, chairwoman of Khang Thong Group - investor of the $2 billion entertainment complex project, the park was projected to open in early 2014. Khang Thong has cleared 338 hectares for the project. Also, it worked with famous partners … [Read more...]

US$2 billion entertainment complex under construction

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The Khang Thong Group organised a ground breaking ceremony for the Happyland Vietnam entertainment complex project in the Mekong Delta Long An province on February 14. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said the project will not only promote the region's socio-economic development and preserve the nation's cultural value but also promote Vietnam's image to the world. He asked related ministries, agencies, and Khang Thong Group's partners to help the project … [Read more...]

Large theme park construction set for next February

HCMC - Khang Thong Group and its offshoot Phu An Infrastructure Development and Construction Co. are pushing for a plan to start building its multipurpose property project in the Mekong Delta province of Long An in mid-February. A representative of the group told the Daily on Thursday that construction would begin on the Happyland Vietnam theme park project after the Lunar New Year as the owner had signed contracts with some local and international partners to develop the property project. … [Read more...]

Work on $600 mln southern theme park to start in Feb: Khang Thong source

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Vietnam's Khang Thong Group is set to start construction of its US$600 million Happyland Theme Park in southern Vietnam in February 2011 as America's Hill International became the project manager mid-December, a company source said. The source told this to the Saigon Times Daily on Thursday on condition of anonymity. Hill International, a Marlton-based project management firm, announced Dec. 27 that it has signed a 40-month contract with Khang Thong to provide project management services from … [Read more...]

Khang Thong, US firms ink deal for billion-dollar property development

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Vietnam's Khang Thong Group has signed separate deals with Hill International and Steelman Partners LLP, both American, to carry out its US$600 million Happyland Theme Park in southern Vietnam. A 40-month contract has an estimated value to Hill International of approximately US$16.9 million, the Marlton-based project management firm announced. The announcement was dated Dec 27, which is Dec 28 in Vietnam. Hill said it has received the contract to provide project management services from the … [Read more...]