Implementing the project of relaxing the old town in Hoan Kiem district, Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi will build 16 10-storey buildings to serve the relaxation of the old town to reduce the density to 500 people/hectares. The project is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Hanoi is expected to reduce the density to 500 people/hectares in the old quarter
City People's Committee Hanoi has just issued a written response to voters' proposals on the proposal to stretch the old town.
Accordingly, up to now, Hoan Kiem District People's Committee is implementing phase 1 of the Project, including first-coming projects, construction of residential quarters to relax in the old town in Viet Hung Urban Area, Long Bien District and the beginning, moving households out of the old town.
With that, the City People's Committee Hanoi has approved the mechanism of investment in construction of residential quarters for relaxing old townships. The project on constructing social infrastructure of residential areas for relaxing people (kindergarten) has been completed, accepted and put into use since May 2016.
Regarding the project to build the transport system and urban technical infrastructure, the residential area for relaxing population, has completed the construction of moving N19 substation and handed over and put into use.
The remaining items are continuing to complete the dossier to approve the construction drawing design and the total cost estimate of the project, ensuring sufficient conditions to deploy construction uniformly and in accordance with the construction progress. The project to build houses for relaxing people, expected in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The document said that the City People's Committee has directed the construction of underground parking on this area; The departments are instructing Hoan Kiem district People's Committee to select investors, determine the starting price to auction land use rights to implement the underground parking construction project, which was expected to organize auction in the third quarter of 2019.
In addition, the City has decided to approve the adjustment of local planning. The Ministry of Planning details the scale of 1/500 housing construction projects to expand population. Accordingly, 16 new 10-storey buildings will be built to serve the relaxation of the old town.
The City assigned the Department of Planning and Architecture to coordinate with the People's Committee of Hoan Kiem District to study and propose adjustments to the architectural planning towards increasing the height of floors and increasing the basement area, ensuring project efficiency.
“Currently, Hoan Kiem District People's Committee is cooperating with the Department of Planning and Investment to conduct investor selection procedures (expected in Quarter III/2019) and coordinate with the selected investor to carry out the procedures in order to implement the project in the fourth quarter of 2019" the City People's Committee Hanoi stated.
Hanoi Old Quarter has an area of about 81 hectares located in 10 wards of Hoan Kiem District, with a total population of about 66,600 people corresponding to the density of 823 people/hectares. Hanoi is expected to reduce the density to 500 people/hectares, correspondingly to move about 6,550 households with more than 26,000 people.
The policy of relaxing the old town was set by Hanoi 20 years ago. The city has been planning to start the project since 2002 with the goal of initially relocating about 7,000 people to Viet Hung urban area. However, in 2013, the city has just issued a document to implement the policy of relaxing the old town and the population needs to be moved 10 times the original target.
In January 2015, Hoan Kiem district announced a press conference to start construction of the residential area and to complete it by the end of 2017. Hoan Kiem District also plans to relocate in the first phase of the project with over 500 households including: People live in monuments (more than 46 households); in the office (21 households); schools (13 households).
The project of relaxing the old town population is implemented in order to create favorable conditions for the preservation and embellishment of valuable ancient relics and architectural works; sustainable urban development; contribute to promoting economic development including tourism services.
According to Thanh Nga