Soc Son district, on the outskirts of Hanoi, will be developed into a satellite area and green urban corridor by 2030, according to a plan recently approved by the municipal People’s Committee.

The satellite area, spreading over 5,459 hectares with an estimated population of 247,000 by 2030, is expected to serve as a service and ecosystem urban area with the Noi Bai Airport and industrial zones.

The Soc Son district will contribute to easing the burden of overpopulation and traffic in downtown Hanoi.

According to the plan, the administrative centre will be built southwest of the town.

It will also focus on the preservation of local traditions and protecting the environment.-VNA