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20 September 2011

Keppel and Tan Truong award main contract for Riviera Point to Ssangyong

From the left ( back):Mr. Park, Seung Chul - Project Director - Ssangyong Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd; Mr. Anh, Kook Jin - Managing Director of South East Asia - Ssangyong Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd; Mr. Tran Minh Tan - General Director - Tan Truong Co. Ltd; Mr. Linson Lim - President (Vietnam/Thailand/Philippine) - Keppel Land International; Mr. Doan Anh Hung - General Director - Keppel Land Vietnam Limited. From the left ( front):Mr. Kim, Young Hyung - Chief Representative of Vietnam - Ssangyong Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd; Mr. Peter Kuan Teck Sing - General Director - Riviera Point LLC

Keppel Land and established local property developer, Tan Truong Co, Ltd, has through its joint venture company, Riviera Point LLC, awarded the main contract for Riviera Point, worth about VND 1,202 billion, to South Korean builder, Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

This key milestone will kickstart the development of the riverfront homes at Riviera Point, the tallest condominium project in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Said Mr Tran Minh Tan, General Director of Tan Truong Co. Ltd, "We had received a number of bids for the project but the joint venture partners were happy to find a like-minded partner like Ssangyong who has built up a strong reputation for quality. We are confident that Ssangyong will deliver the project on time and execute it to the high standards of quality that we envisage for the project."

Mr Linson Lim, President (Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines) of Keppel Land International Limited, added, "Apart from having a strong proven track record for delivering high quality projects on time across Asia and also in Vietnam, Ssangyong also shares Keppel Land's commitment to safety.

"We have received very positive response for Riviera Point since its launch in June this year, with over 65% of 268 units released for sale sold. With its prime location, quality and integrated lifestyle concept, we believe it will continue to attract discerning home buyers who are on the lookout for well-executed projects developed by a reputable developer."

Situated along the 40-metre wide Ca Cam River, Riviera Point is a 15-minute drive to District 1 and only five minutes away from the established residential precinct of Phu My Hung via the new Phu Thuan Bridge, as well as a short drive to other districts via Phu My Bridge.

Targeted at the middle-income market, Riviera Point will offer residents a distinct leisure and luxurious lifestyle. About 60% of the site area is dedicated to a comprehensive range of recreational facilities and amenities. A wide variety of shops and restaurants by the riverfront is also set to enhance the lifestyle of the residents. Other key highlights of Riviera Point are a 404-metre recreation deck on the fifth storey of the development and sky gardens in every tower.

The initial collection of homes at Riviera Point comprises 549 units and is expected to be completed in 2015. The entire waterfront development, to be developed in phases, consists of a total of 2,400 units spread across 18 residential towers. The waterfront development will also feature round-the-clock security and full electricity back-up.

The above announcement is not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of Keppel Land Limited for the current financial year.

About Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land)
With its first mover advantage, Keppel Land was named the Best Developer in Vietnam in 2010 by Euromoney, a leading global financial magazine. One of the largest foreign real estate investors in Vietnam, Keppel Land has a quality portfolio of properties in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Vung Tau ranging from Grade A offices, residential properties, integrated townships to award-winning serviced apartments.

In HCMC, Keppel Land is currently developing Riviera Point, a 2,400-unit waterfront integrated lifestyle development with both residential and retail facilities in District 7, and The Estella, a prime 1,393-unit condominium development in District 2. It has plans to expand its current Saigon Centre to create an iconic architectural landmark in the central business district comprising premier office buildings, serviced apartments and retail components.

To-date, the Company has a pipeline of about 22,000 homes, two office buildings and serviced apartments in Vietnam.

About Tan Truong Co, Ltd (Tan Truong)
Tan Truong has created refreshing and green living spaces in the heart of District 7. Phu Thuan Villas has received strong praise from residents and investors alike.

The premium villas and modern apartments were inspired by sleek Korean designs, giving the area a clean, sharp and vibrant feel. An emerging property developer with a growing reputation based on trust and satisfaction, Tan Truong is committed to creating distinctive developments in the Vietnamese real estate market.

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