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Mar 15, 2021 / 14:53

Riverside eco city near Hanoi brings nature to each home

Construction area accounts for only 16% of the total eco city.

An ecological city along Red River with the World Bank-recognized green building certification system is expected to be open to public late this year, providing high-end options to people who love to live close to nature.

 Van Giang Eco-city is designed to have green space dotted with water surface. Photo: Xuan Cau Holdings

With an area of 208 ha, Van Giang Eco-city located in Hanoi’s adjoining province of Hung Yen is designed to become a green and culture-rich city, with the aim of restoring the ancient splendor of Pho Hien, a bustling ancient merchant port, connected to Hanoi.

The investor’s priority is to increase public space, land for sports and trees to build greener living environment. The construction area accounts for 15.6% of the total area. The urban area will be equipped with smart monitoring facilities, using renewable energy and friendly building materials.

Landscape is dotted with water surface and green parks which account for 21% of the total area, connecting functional zones. Green space enables people to communicate more and creates vitality in each residential area and spread and resonate with the general vitality of the entire urban area.

Van Giang Eco-City will offer villas, shophouses, and trade plazas that are surrounded by trees and lakes.

The project is certified Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE), a green building certification system that enables design teams and project owners to assess the most cost effective ways to incorporate energy and water saving options into their buildings, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The urban area is expected to become the first urban area in Vietnam to get EDGE certification.

Tran Nhu Trung, general director of Enhanced Development for Green Enterprise Joint Stock – EDGE, said Van Giang Eco-city likely made debut at the end of 2021 or early 2022.

Launched in 2013, the project has been given approval for the 1:500 scale planning by Hung Yen’s authorities which is in line with the province’s master plan by 2030.