February 21, 2019 | 07:33 am GMT+7

Hanoi gets facelift ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Hanoi, which is all set to host the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea, has beautified many of its downtown streets.

Hanoi gets facelift ahead of Trump-Kim summit

U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to touch down in Hanoi next week for his second face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 27-28. A week before the summit work is going on to give Vo Nguyen Giap Street, stretching 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Nhat Tan Bridge to Noi Bai International Airport, a facelift.

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The gap in the overpass on Vo Nguyen Giap Street is being filled with iron beams so that fancy decorations can be put up on them.

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Workers add color to the capital by putting up flower pots along Nhat Tan Bridge.

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A worker hangs U.S. and North Korean flags on a street lamp post. The flags can be seen on most major streets in downtown Hanoi these days.

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The U.S. and North Korean flags on a downtown street.

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A billboard promoting Hanoi as "The City for Peace" on one side and announcing the Trump-Kim summit on the other side has been installed at the intersection of Nghi Tam, Au Co and Yen Phu streets.

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A group of workers are busy cleaning up and painting the North Korean embassy on Cao Ba Quat Street. Security officers are on duty day and night to ensure safety in the area.

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The façades of some five-star hotels in downtown Hanoi where high-ranking delegates from the U.S. and North Korea are expected to stay have been embellished with bright colors.

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Trees three to five meters tall are being planted on sidewalks on downtown streets.

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