The Hanoitimes - Hanoi`s landscape has changed a lot with projects in urban areas, buildings and commercial centers.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said at the meeting with voters on October 8 that it is indispensable to build high-rise works in the capital to meet rising demand for housing.
The city's population has increased by 1.4 million over the past ten years, or 140,000 per year on average, to 7.6 million.
Hanoi has thousands of high-rise buildings in urban districts. Photo: Giang Huy
Since May 2016, Hanoi has issued regulations on the construction of high-rise buildings in the inner city. Accordingly, height and density of all works built on roads are clearly defined, Chung added.
In the past years, Hanoi has also focused on the management of planning and construction, including the rearrangement of construction inspection team. The percentage of buildings granted permits increased to 98.6%. As a result, violations of construction regulations in Hanoi have been reduced significantly, the chairman said.
Chung stressed that the city’s landcape has changed a lot with projects in urban areas, buildings and commercial centers. In particular, high-rise buildings are constructed in accordance with the city’s planning and orientation, as well as the general trend of urban areas in the world.
The mayor also noted that building high-rise works must be accompanied by development of transport infrastructure, but there still remain some shortcomings due to resource constraints. Meanwhile, personal vehicles are constantly increasing, with 6.5 million motorcycles and nearly 650,000 cars, putting great pressure on roads.
The city has made many solutions to reduce traffic congestion, the most recent work is An Duong flyover bridge and dykes have been strengthened with concrete. Besides, Hanoi will accelerate investment in transportation infrastructure, including the system of trains and buses, Chung added.
Chung said that the Vietnamese government should encourage companies to build high-rise buildings or multi-storey basements by technical assistance and interest rate support.
It is the trend in the coming time and Hanoi will study how to make it suitable and accelerate the investment in traffic works, tram and bus systems, he added.