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A great day for the Phu My Bridge and other new ventures   2009-09-09 - SGTT

September 9, 2009 (09/09/09) is an inherently lucky day in the eyes of many people, especially businessmen. Many have decided to launch important events in their lives on this day.

 

Phu My bridge
Asians consider ‘nine’ the luckiest of numbers.  September 9, 2009 is even luckier than August 08, 2008.  

 

Several important events will be launched in Vietnam today.

 

At 9:09 am, the Phu My suspension bridge over the Saigon River will officially open to traffic. With its huge H-shaped columns (symboling HCM City), the Phu My bridge will link districts 2 and 7.  It is expected to ease mid-town traffic jams substantially.

 

Construction of the bridge started on February 22, 2007 with the total investment capital of 2,077 billion dong. It is 2,100 metres long and 27.5 metres wide.

 

At 09:09 and nine seconds, three online games, ‘BoomSpeed’, ‘Kiem The’ (‘Swashbuckler’) and ‘Doc Ba Giang Ho’ were launched by game developers.

 

The Middle Airports Services Joint Stock Company (MASCO) made its debut on the UpCom (market of public unlisted companies) today, putting 1.669.115 shares on the market worth 16,691,150,000 dong in face value.

 

Also today, September 9, 2009, HCM City authorities begin issuing bonds to raise funds for the Thu Thiem new urban area development.

 

Today is also the opening day of Vietbuild 2009, a big construction industry exposition. Vietbuild 2009, September 9-13, is organized in the southern city of Can Tho.

 

It seems that foreigners are are also interested in organizing events on September 9, 2009. Thousands of couples have chosen September 9, 2009 for their marriage: 2,500 couples in Shanghai, China, 4,500 couples in Tianjin, also in China, 99 couples in the Netherlands and 37 couples in Vladivostok, Russia.

 



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