|The super satellite city on paper.— Photo tienphong.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội plans to construct a super satellite city by 2030, with a total area of over 17,270ha located in two districts of Thạch Thất and Quốc Oai and Sơn Tây Town.
The Hòa Lạc supper satellite city will be some 30km from Hà Nội’s centre.
The plan is part of the master plan of Hòa Lạc Urban Area, compiled by the municipal People’s Committee and recently submitted to the municipal People’s Council for approval.
According to the plan, Hòa Lạc will be the largest among five satellite cities in Hà Nội and scheduled to be home to over 600,000 residents by 2030, the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported.
The nucleus of the satellite city is the Hòa Lạc Hi-tech Park and the Việt Nam National University.
At present, the Việt Nam National University has a number of schools located in the inner districts of Hà Nội. However, since 2003, the government had given the green light to relocate the schools to Hòa Lạc Area by 2030 so that the university could become the most modern one in Southeast Asia. The project has been under construction.
The plan said developing public transport, smart transport and setting up ecological urban areas would be the priorities while building the satellite city. —VNS