May 31, 2020 / 13:57

Hanoi to turn Hoa Lac into sci-tech hub

The Hanoitimes - The new urban area is expected to become a driving force for socio-economic development of suburban districts.

The Hoa Lac new urban area on the outskirts of Hanoi will become a science and technology urban center as Vietnam seeks to advance its economy and reduce population density pressure on the downtown of the capital city.

 Hoa Lac urban area will become a driving force for socio-economic development of rural districts.

According to the latest general planning for 2025 approved by the prime minister, with a surface of over 17,000 ha, Hoa Lac township comprises areas of two districts of Quoc Oai and Thach That, and Son Tay town. It is planned to be a modern urban area with uniform social and technical infrastructure and a driving force for socio-economic development of rural districts.

The township is expected to focus on developing modern technologies, training high-quality human resources; researching science and high technology for the whole country. It will become a center of national universities and vocational colleges; medical center, among other purposes.

The place will also become an eco-urban area which would be a green, smart, energy-saving urban center to the west of Hanoi.

Hoa Lac will be divided into two specific zones: urban development zone and green zone. The urban development zone includes Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (1,600 hectares), Hanoi National University (1,000ha) and Dong Xuan - Tien Xuan new urban area (1,250ha).

The green zone will surround the inner city, which is delimited by urban ring roads, including the agricultural area in west of the Tich river, Vietnam Mountain Forest Ecoregion, Hoa Lac airport area connecting with Dong Mo Lake and the Ba Vi National Park.

The population of the Hoa Lac urban area is estimated at about 150,000 by 2025 and 600,000 by 2030.