KepCorp gains 100% of Saigon Sports City

Saigon Sports City is a 64ha township Keppel Land is developing in Ho Chi Minh City's prime District 2, in collaboration with Keppel Urban Solutions. The total development cost is projected to be over US$500 million.
Saigon Sports City is a 64ha township Keppel Land is developing in Ho Chi Minh City's prime District 2, in collaboration with Keppel Urban Solutions. The total development cost is projected to be over US$500 million.PHOTO: KEPPEL LAND

Its unit acquires remaining 10% stake for $15m, giving it full ownership of Viet township

Keppel Corp yesterday said it has through Keppel Land's wholly owned subsidiary, Oil (Asia) Pte Ltd, acquired the remaining 10 per cent stake in Jencity Limited, which holds Saigon Sports City, for about US$11.4 million (S$15 million).

It bought the stake from Jenclub Limited.

Following the acquisition, Keppel Land will hold a 100 per cent interest in Saigon Sports City, thus consolidating its full ownership of the township.

Saigon Sports City is a 64ha township that Keppel Land is developing in the prime District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with Keppel Urban Solutions.

The consideration was satisfied in cash funded by internal financial resources and set-offs for a loan and land compensation.

The total development cost for Saigon Sports City is projected to be more than US$500 million.

The integrated township will comprise about 4,300 premium homes, and will have a waterfront boulevard, an open public plaza and Vietnam's first one-stop lifestyle hub with facilities for sports, entertainment, shopping and dining, Keppel Corp said.

  • 1,220

  • Number of homes in first phase of Saigon Sports City, of which 620 units are slated for launch in the second half of this year. This phase will also feature about 90,000 sq m gross floor area of commercial space.

In addition, biophilic design principles will be incorporated into the development, such as natural lighting and ventilation, a linear park, vertical greenery and picturesque water features with natural filtration, to create a green and beautiful environment.

The first phase of Saigon Sports City will feature some 90,000 sq m gross floor area of commercial space and about 1,220 homes, of which 620 units are slated for launch in the second half of this year.

Keppel Corp said the transaction is not expected to have any material impact on its earnings per share and net tangible asset per share for the current financial year.

Shares of Keppel Corp last closed seven cents lower at $7.72 on Friday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'KepCorp gains 100% of Saigon Sports City'. Print Edition | Subscribe