A residential building in Hanoi's Dong Da district (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Hanoi People’s Committee has issued regulations on the general planning and management of high-rise buildings in the five main districts of Hanoi.

Areas that are allowed to build high-rise building include both sides of ring roads, main streets, radial road networks and highlight areas of the city.

The regulations specify conditions on the construction of high-rise buildings. This includes the number of floors, the maximum height allowed, the management of space, architecture and urban landscape, as well as population growth control in the districts of Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Hoan Kiem, the northern part of Hai Ba Trung and the southern part of Tay Ho.

Under the regulations, high-rise buildings along both sides of Ring Road No 1 will be allowed to ​have a maximum of 24 floors with a total height ​of 86m. The maximum height for buildings on both sides of Ring Road No 2 is 27 floors and 97m. Buildings along the Hong River dike are allowed to have 21 floors no greater than 76m high in total.

Urban rebuilding projects over 2ha in these areas are required to ensure open space, limitations on population growth, land allocation for education facilities, space for planting trees and public areas.

According to the regulations, old high-rise buildings in the five districts are allowed to rebuild from 21-24 floors, including the streets of Nguyen Cong Tru, Giang Vo, Hao Nam, Ngoc Khanh, Thanh Cong, Khuong Thuong, Vinh Ho, Lang Ha, Phuong Mai and Thanh Nhan.

Areas for constructing high-rise buildings are required to ensure traffic safety and meet the demands of fire fighting and prevention and a number of other specific conditions.

Director of the Department of Planning and Architecture, Le Vinh, said the regulations show the big efforts being made by the city on urban architecture planning.

It would play an important part in creating a beautiful landscape for the city, ensure effective land use to help building investors implement their works following the regulations, and would overcome the previous shortcomings of high-rise building management, he said.

The regulation will come into effect on April 14.-VNA