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More land for public schools

Update: June, 14/2014 - 08:51

HA NOI (VNS)— Ha Noi People's Committee has agreed with a Department of Planning and Architecture request to set aside land for more public schools in the inner city.

After checking 10 districts, the department suggested reserving 143 blocks of land lying unused or being improperly used.

Many of the plots are in highly suitable areas in Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh and Dong Da districts. However, the total amount is only a fraction of what is needed.

Earlier, the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment allocated land taken back from 23 failed investors to build public schools with a total area of more than 488,000 sq.m.

The department asked districts to have the schools built as soon as possible to lessen overcrowding.

According to a report from the Ministry of Education and Training, at the end of last year, the city needed roughly seven million square metres of land to build schools. — VNS

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