Friday, August 18, 2017 - 6:34:21

Hanoi’s Me Linh district plans to become green urban hub


The Hanoi Department of Planning and Architecture has unveiled a 15-year (2016-2030) development master plan for Me Linh outlying district with a total investment of 220 trillion VND (10.37 billion USD).

Located in the north of Hanoi near Noi Bai International Airport, the district is envisaged becoming a green satellite city of the capital with 1,897ha dedicated to green belts and green corridors, 4,975ha to agriculture research and cultivation.

Deputy Chairman of the district's People's Committee Ha Huy Quang said the district's green urban development focus would balance the industrial orientation of neighbouring districts and towns.

Turning the district into a green city would also build on its inherent strengths and advantages as a well-established agriculture production centre with large potential for cultivation of flowers, vegetables and other produce, he said.

Situated right at the northwest gate of the capital, the district's agriculture produce will enjoy easy access to the largest market in the Red River Delta, he added.

Existing industrial complexes in the district will be redesigned to become more environmental friendly.

The official publication of the district's master plan is significant because it will provide businesses and residents with a guideline of future development that they can participate in.

With the new master plan being published, the district authorities, agencies, businesses and residents will be able to monitor its implementation and ensure that the district's development stays in the right direction, Quang said.

The district used to be a part of Vinh Phuc province and become a part of Hanoi in 2008.-VNA

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