Hanoi should learn the lessons of the past in terms of urban planning

Mr. Tran Trong Hanh, former rector of Hanoi University of Architecture and former member of the People’s Council of Hanoi, said that the inadequate management process for decades has not helped to take into account the advantage of rivers close to the city, especially in the case of Hanoi. Red River.

Construction works along both sides of the river did not develop together. Due to a lack of planning, all architectural works and houses on both sides of the Red River face backwards onto the river.

Mr. Duong Duc Tuan, vice president of Hanoi, said the new development master plan aims to make the Red River the main axis of the capital, connecting with the West Lake-Co Loa axis to form the center of the central urban area. from Hanoi.

In this area, a system of parks, iconic works of the capital and historical spaces, conservation areas, landscapes and tourist spots such as West Lake, Co Loa and Bat Trang will be developed.

As the developer of the Red River Urban Zoning Master Plan, the Hanoi Construction Planning Institute said that with the new planning, “Hanoi will face the Red River for development.”

According to the Vietnam Urban Development Planning Association, when Hanoi expands its boundaries, it will be necessary to save space for the Red River by not building many skyscrapers on its sides.

The most important feature is to build two roads along both sides of the Red River on the north and south banks. With these two roads, there will be no encroachment on the banks.

With the formation of two roads along the Red River, many houses will have to be removed. Once the riparian route is formed, the construction of high-rise buildings and houses should be prohibited.

In 2008, the National Assembly issued a resolution to expand the administrative boundaries of the capital. As a result, Hanoi’s area grew to 3,324 km2. For such a large area, the Red River space must be preserved.

Bao Van