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Ministries may be relocated to Tây Hồ

Update: March, 27/2019 - 16:45
A blueprint of Foreign Affairs Ministry’s headquarters in Mễ Trì Hạ area, Hà Nội’s Từ Liêm District. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning under Construction Ministry has introduced three options for the relocation of headquarters of ministries and Government agencies out of Hà Nội’s inner districts by 2030, with the cost ranging from VNĐ12 trillion (US$514.6 million) to VNĐ17 trillion ($729 million).

The first option is that the headquarters of 11 ministries and the office of Central Committee of Việt Nam Father Front will be moved to Tây Hồ Tây area (the western area of West Lake). About 14,000 people will be working at the headquarters.

The office of Việt Nam Social Security will be in Từ Liêm District as its construction is ongoing.

Once the headquarters are relocated in Tây Hồ, building will have about 15-20 floors plus three or four basements. The first option costs nearly VNĐ12 trillion.

The second option is all the headquarters of 13 ministries and Government agencies will be moved to an area of 55ha in Mễ Trì Hạ area in Từ Liêm District. About 15,000 people will be working at the headquarters. This option requires funding of more than VNĐ14.3 trillion ($613 million).

The third option is that six ministries will have their headquarters relocated in 20ha in Tây Hồ Tây and the other seven ministries will relocate in 55ha in Mễ Trì Hạ.

This option costs VNĐ17 trillion.

According to the Việt Nam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning, in the three options, planners have not completed impact assessment on transport in the planned areas when the headquarters are moved.

Initial assessments show that infrastructure in Tây Hồ Tây can handle an additional 10,000-14,000 people thanks to improved transport infrastructure of roads, urban railway and public transport and medium population density.

Meanwhile, Mễ Trì Hạ is located in an urbanising area, near the city’s ring road No 3 and Thăng Long Boulevard which are under high pressure of traffic congestion. Moreover, major housing projects are being developed in the Mễ Trì Hạ neighbourhood, which could put more pressure on infrastructure in the area. — VNS

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