Back in March this year I wrote a piece called 'Will 2020 ever come to Saigon'. In it I said :
What I envisage for the city is a pedestrian area encompassing Nguyen Hue, Dong Khoi and Lam Son Square. I am no urban planner and maybe it's too late to build the parking that would be necessary, but wouldn't it be nice.....
It looks like we may be on the first step towards this, according to a column inch in Thanh Nien recently (this taken from their new printed English version.
One can only wonder how much truth there is in this article, and how long it will take to implement such a plan. The word used is 'consider', so they are still only thinking about it. Personally, I think it's a great idea!