In the next five years, Hanoi will focus on improving its connectivity with neighboring localities.
Seen as a key solution for socio-economic development, Hanoi has been allocating a large chunk of state budget to upgrade transportation infrastructure, with the amount going up to VND7 trillion (US$302.02 million) annually.
| Hoan Kiem Lake (lake of the returned sword).|
So far, a number of major transportation projects has been completed and effectively contributed to easing traffic congestion, including Ring Road No.2, Vinh Tuy bridge, Ring Road No.3, National highway 1A (Van Dien - Ngoc Hoi section), the viaduct over the intersection of Nguyen Van Huyen - Hoang Quoc Viet.
| Dong Tru Bridge helps connect Dong Anh and Long Bien districts.|
All these works are proof of Hanoi’s strategy in putting transportation infrastructure as a key part for the city’s development.
| Thang Long avenue.|
In the next five years, Hanoi would focus on improving its connectivity with neighboring localities via radial routes, including National highways 1A, 3, 6, 21 and 21B; the road axes of West Thang Long, Ngoc Hoi - Phu Xuyen; Ring Roads No.3.5, 4 and 5.
| Newly-built Ring Road No.3 (section Mai Dich – South Thang Long) was opened for traffic on October 11.|
| This is the only elevated highway in Hanoi that allows a maximum speed of 100km per hour with a total investment cost of VND5.34 trillion (US$230 million).|
While the urban railway line No.2A (section Cat Linh – Ha Dong) and the pilot urban railway line 3 (section Nhon – Hanoi Railway Station) are set to become operational soon, Hanoi will kick off the construction of four more urban railway lines in the period of 2021-2025, including line 5 (section Van Cao - Hoa Lac), line 3 (Hanoi Railway Station - Hoang Mai), the line from Nam Thang Long to Tran Hung Dao street, line 1 (Yen Vien - Ngoc Hoi).
| Cat Linh – Ha Dong railway route.|
| Vo Nguyen Giap street.|
| Hanoi will focus on the modernization and rapid development, especially improving socio-economic infrastructure to ensure greater connectivity among the metropolitan, suburban and satellite urban areas.|
| Hanoi’s West Lake.|
| View from the West of Hanoi.|
| Hanoi’s GRDP growth is estimated to reach 3.94% this year, 1.5 times higher than the national average (2.5–3%).|
| View of Ba Dinh district.|
| For next year, Hanoi expects its economic growth to increase by 7.5% as the city will continue to pursue the dual target of both containing the pandemic and boosting for economic recovery|
| Nam Tu Liem district.|
| Hanoi’s view from Dong Anh district.|
| Cau Giay district.|
| By 2030, Hanoi is targeted to become a modern, green and smart city with high competitiveness and achieve GRDP per capita of around US$12,000-13,000.|