There are some concerned officials who have now taken strict measures and have also launched active campaigns to maintain the country’s socio-cultural values as urbanization and modern development plans are turning cities such as Ho Chi Minh City into a veritable concrete jungle.
Head of the Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies' urban management and research division Dr. Du Phuoc Tan, project manager of the branch project 'Urban People' emphasized on human factor for the city’s socio-economic development.
Under the plan on urbanization in the outskirts of HCMC, the suburban districts of Hoc Mon, Binh Chanh, Nha Be, Cu Chi and Can Gio will become urban districts or cities within the city in the 2021-2030 period. There is some concern about agricultural activities of the rural districts when they are turned into cities and towns.
The suburban districts of Ho Chi Minh City in the last few years have witnessed great transformations from fruit-laden orchids or green rice fields to arrays of residential buildings. Modern traffic systems, better public facilities, and a higher education level more frequently seen in these outskirt areas leave an impression of nearly no gap between the outer and inner city.
It has been more than a year since the districts of 2, 9, and Thu Duc in Ho Chi Minh City were combined to form Thu Duc City. Sadly, the urbanization process in this area still cannot meet expectations, and its outskirt locations still possess outdated infrastructure, along with several abandon land lots due to abnormal land price increase.
The Department of Planning and Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City, on November 21, collaborated with Binh Chanh District to organize a seminar on urban development potential and orientation for construction planning in Binh Chanh District until 2040.
Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen yesterday had a meeting with the Standing Party Committees of the three districts of Phu Nhuan, Binh Thanh, and Go Vap about preparation tasks for the upcoming national election, Covid-19 prevention activities, and focused missions in 2021 of each district.
Certain areas in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) at present are facing serious sinking owning to various reasons like geological structure, illogical urbanization, and illogical groundwater extraction, leading to negative effects. To alleviate this situation, the municipal administration needs to carry out practical solutions as soon as possible, with a clear geological simulation scenario.
The Central Economic Committee in association with the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association and HCMC Open University held a seminar on developing a transparent and sustainable housing market, promoting the process of urbanization and urban development in Vietnam to 2030, with a vision to 2045, on November 27.
According to the Department of Construction of Ho Chi Minh City, from the beginning of last year to now, it has verified 42 projects that are eligible to raise capital for future products of 23,046 houses, including 21,821 apartments, 883 houses and 342 villas, worth more than VND56.25 trillion.
The central city of Da Nang is facing challenges of urbanization including children rights despite its relentless efforts to take care of them; accordingly, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held a consultation seminar yesterday, discussing children-related issues in urban areas to build the national action program for the young.
In addition to achievements, Ho Chi Minh City still has limits in water resource protection and environmental hygiene, said at a meeting to celebrate the “National Clean Water and Environment Week” today held by the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Committee in Binh Chanh District.
Fast urbanization and planning weaknesses have put HCMC in front of many challenges in traffic, environmental hygiene and flooding, said deputy chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen yesterday.
It is the first time within 30 years , Hanoi takes the lead in attracting the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of US$5.9 billion in the first half of 2018, said participants at the sixth session of the 15th Hanoi People’s Council on July 5.