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Master plan for Ninh Binh City unveiled

Update: August, 15/2014 - 08:12

The city's area will be quadrupled to 21,052ha under the plan, approved by the Prime Minister in Decision 1266 dated July 28.— Photo ninhbinh.gov.vn

NINH BINH (VNS) — The northern province of Ninh Binh unveiled a master plan for Ninh Binh City to 2030 with a vision to 2050 at a ceremony yesterday.

The city's area will be quadrupled to 21,052ha under the plan, approved by the Prime Minister in Decision 1266 dated July 28.

The city will serve as the province's political-administrative, economic, cultural, historical and tourism centre, as well as a national cultural-historical and tourism site. It will become a transport hub and a gateway to the southern part of the northern coastal region.

The plan's consultancy, Japan's Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering Ltd., forecast that the population of Ninh Binh City would be around 285,000 in 2020 and 400,000 by 2030.

The rural area surrounding the city will serve as a green belt and buffer zone for the nearby Trang An Tourism Complex, which was recognised by UNESCO as a world cultural and natural heritage site in June. — VNS

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