Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Construction began on Mai Dich Park in Hanoi’s Cau Giay and Nam Tu Liem districts on January 18. 

The park with a lake inside encompasses approximately 15 hectares.

It costs around 957 billion VND (42.7 million USD) and will become operational in September 2017.

The build-transfer project between the capital’s authorities and the VinGroup’s Hong Ngan Company is expected to address demand for green space in the two districts.

The Hanoi People's Committee approved the Department of Planning and Architecture's proposal to build more than 100 public parks and playgrounds with a total area of 59 hectares around the city. Construction on 118 public parks and playgrounds is planned to begin this year.

Currently, there are about 200 public parks and playgrounds in the city, 29 of which were built in four districts in the inner city.-VNA