HA NOI — Investors in Ha Noi-based housing development projects and urban areas are required to set aside at least 20 per cent of land for parking.
|Car parking space is provided at G4 Building in My Dinh Urban Area in Ha Noi. City authorities have demanded 20-30 per cent of land be set aside for parking. — VNS File Photo
This is the latest move by the municipal People's Committee to ease the critical shortage of parking areas in the city.
Local households who live in inner districts are also encouraged to include parking space when building their homes.
Statistics from the city's Transport Department show that local parking areas only meet 10 per cent of demand.
Meanwhile, the lack of parking areas and substandard quality of parking services have been blamed for worsening traffic jams in the capital.
Vu Van Vien, chairman of the Hoan Kiem District People's Committee, said that to obtain building licences, investors in high-rise buildings or trade centres would have to show their plans for underground parking areas.
Due to high costs, investors often hesitated to build underground parking areas, he added.
In a related move, the committee allowed outlying Phu Xuyen District to use agricultural land, unsuitable for cultivation, to build temporary parking lots for vehicles entering the city.
Municipal People's Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Khoi also okayed a proposal to build an underground parking area at the Huu Nghi Culture Palace in Hoan Kiem District's Tran Hung Dao Street.
The project is scheduled to kick off in 2013 with investment from Viet Bac Investing and Trading.
Previously, the committee approved two projects to build underground parking areas at the Bac Co Flower Garden and on Tran Nhan Tong Street.
These are set to be appraised in the second quarter.
The city also plans to finish four parking areas on Tran Nhat Duat, Nguyen Cong Tru, Nguyen Cong Hoan and Nguyen Khanh Toan streets as well as at the Hang Da Market this year.
Around 30 parking lots are scheduled to be built by 2015. — VNS