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Apr 27, 2023 / 16:42

Hanoi determined to complete major planning in 2023: City Party chief

This would include the adjustment of the city's construction planning and the orientation of the capital planning, both with vision to 2050.

Hanoi is determined to complete in late 2023 major planning for the period 2021-2030, which is significant for the city’s long-term and sustainable development.

 Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung. Photos: Thanh Hai/The Hanoi Times

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung made the remarks today [April 27] at the closing session of the 12th meeting of the Hanoi City Party Committee.

This would include the adjustment of the city’s construction planning until 2030, with a vision to 2050, and the orientation for the capital planning for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050.

Another priority mentioned by Dung is to finalize the amendment of the Capital Law, for which he called for the inclusion of extraordinary policies to create breakthroughs in Hanoi’s development process in the next period, focusing on urban development, land management, agriculture, farmers, rural areas, and regional development in the Red River Delta.

 Hanoi from above. Photo: Hai Linh/The Hanoi Times

Dung urged the local authorities to draw up a detailed plan with a specific timetable and assign clear tasks to each agency, unit, and individual to ensure timely progress. He stressed that 2023 is a crucial year for the success of the entire 2020-2025 term for the capital, and urged all parties to show strong determination to achieve socio-economic development goals and ensure social welfare.

Duong Duc Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee, added that key tasks in long-term planning include a clear concept of the city under the city model and the identification of key drivers for growth.

 Overview of the meeting. 

Tuan also expected the inclusion of a second airport to meet growing travel demand in the city, which will be located in the southern area. "This is a convenient location to connect with the north-south high-speed railways, light railways, and other regional and national highways," Tuan said.

Among the driving forces for growth, Tuan said the development of the Red River axis is of utmost importance for both conservation and development, especially in environmental protection and climate change response.

Hanoi aims to serve as a driving force for development in the Red River Delta, the key northern economic region, and the country as a whole. It aims to achieve a high level of competitiveness and integration while maintaining the same level of development as the capitals of developed countries in the region.

The average growth rate of Hanoi's Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) is expected to be higher than the national average from 2021-2025, and from 2026-2030, it is forecast to increase between 8.0 - 8.5% per year, with a per capita GRDP of US$12,000 - 13,000.

By 2050, Hanoi aims to become a globally connected city with a high standard of living and quality of life, with a per capita GRDP of US$36,000-40,000. Hanoi's economic, cultural, and social development is expected to set an example for the whole country.