Along with signing the construction of the Ho Chi Minh City - Moc Bai (Tay Ninh) highway, Ho Chi Minh City is urgently adjusting the Northwest urban area planning (Cu Chi) to facilitate development for this area.
National highway 22 through Cu Chi town, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thanh Tri
According to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Toan, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Technology, in the general adjustment plan of Ho Chi Minh City approved by the Prime Minister in 2010, the Northwestern Urban Area is determined to be a secondary development direction. Currently, Ho Chi Minh City is organizing the adjustment of this master plan, and the Prime Minister also issued Official Letter No. 136/TTg-CN on February 1, 1919, approving the policy for adjustments in accordance with the practical situation and socio-economic development requirements of the city.
Based on the high terrain and good geology in the Northwest region of the city, which is convenient for urban development, the city has a policy of researching and considering development priority directions to the West-Northwest of the city. This is especially appropriate in the context of climate change, sea level rise, increasingly negatively affecting the city.
Also according to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Toan, the spirit of adjusting the planning of the Northwest urban area will focus on refurbishing in existing residential areas, avoiding great disturbance to the life of the community. In urban reconstruction areas (residential areas which must be relocated to build new urban functions according to planning) priority should be given to on-site resettlement. Compensation policy will be strictly implemented in accordance with the policy of the Party and the Government, "people must have a life equal to or better than the old place of residence" while encouraging people to agree to cooperate and invest in projects. reorganizing urban areas to effectively exploit the land use and gradually change the face of the city.
New residential areas will be modernly planned with full functionality, ensuring synchronous social and technical infrastructure to attract investors as well as ensure the sustainable development of urban areas.
According to Tam Duc