|A view of Long Bien District's centre. The district will undergo urban development based on its landscape, including the Hong and Duong rivers. Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi's department of planning and architecture and the city's Long Bien District authorities on Thursday announced a master plan to turn the district into an urban area.
The master plan, which covers more than 4,037ha, will affect the district's communes of Ngoc Thuy, Ngoc Lam, Bo De and Gia Thuy, as well as Thuong Thanh, Duc Giang, Viet Hung and Giang Bien, besides Long Bien, Phuc Dong, Cu Phoi and Sai Dong, and also Thach Ban and Phuc Loi.
According to the plan, the district will undergo urban development based on its landscape, including the Hong and Duong rivers.
Urban space will be formed along major roads such as Nguyen Van Linh, Nguyen Van Cu, Ring Road 2 and Ring Road 3.
In addition, new apartment buildings will be constructed to accommodate people relocated from overcrowded residential areas, people evicted from project sites and those covered by social entitlements given by the State. There will be other buildings for sale also.
Along with its urbanisation plan, the district will remain committed to its traditional identity by retaining its villages. The construction of additional buildings in traditional villages will be controlled, and there will be limits imposed on building heights so that they are in harmony with the local traditional one-storey houses, each of which often has a garden.
Chairman of Long Bien's People's Committee Do Manh Hai said that the plan was important in that the district's land value will increase, bringing lucrative business opportunities for builders as well. — VNS