Hanoi: urban planning problems must be solved | Company

The Linh Dam HH project in Hoang Liet district consists of 12 apartment buildings with 35 to 40 floors each, but the public infrastructure is not up to its size (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Over the years, violations related to the management and Implementation of urban planning in Hanoi have had many consequences, putting pressure on urban infrastructure, traffic in city centers and the lives of residents.

Faced with this situation, the Municipal Party Committee recently took strong action by issuing Directive No. 14-CT/TU requiring agencies and units to effectively implement measures to address these issues.

Hoang Mai is a downtown district located at the southeastern entrance of Hanoicovering 41 square kilometers.

The district has the fastest urbanization with a series of urban residential areas. However, the rapid development leads to difficulties in the management of urban planning.

Do Thanh Tung, vice chairman of the district people’s committee, said that despite detailed plans in the district, the investors had not built technical and social infrastructure system such as schools, parks and parking lots, but focused only on building houses and apartments for sale. .

Another example is the Phap Van – Tu Hiep residential project.

Covering 50ha, the construction of the project started at the end of 2002 with the design of 20 apartment buildings, 100 villas, office buildings, parks, flower gardens, entertainment areas, supermarkets, schools, kindergartens and hospitals.

But investors have yet to build schools according to the approved plan, Tung said.

In addition, technical infrastructure has not been built synchronously in some urban areas.

“Numerous planning violations put pressure on the social and technical infrastructure of the district. Generally, the Linh Dam HH project in Hoang Liet district has not been built according to the approved plan, which leads to increased population and traffic jams,” Tung said.

Also, in some urban residential areas in Xuan Tao and Co Nhue wards of Bac Tu Liem district, investors had not yet completed the infrastructure system after many years.

Many investors have focused only on exploiting vacant land, while adjacent old residential areas and areas that are difficult to clear have not been invested according to plan, said Ngo Ngoc Van, vice president. of Bac Tu Liem district.

Thanh Tri District Urban Management Department Chief Trieu Dinh Hiep said that in the district, there are 11 new urban areas and a housing project covering 200 ha which has been approved with detailed planning.

However, these projects have progressed slowly, especially the Cau Buou project which has been implemented for nearly 20 years but has yet to be completed, causing local frustration, Hiep said.

Moreover, the main roads such as Ngoc Hoi and Phan Trong Tue did not have urban designs on either side of the roads, which caused difficulties for landscape architecture management, Hiep added.

The mastery of town planning and landscape architecture is one of the strategic challenges of development and a key stage in the construction of the face of the city of today and tomorrow.

It is also a key management activity for local authorities to ensure stable and sustainable urban development, creating a favorable living environment for city dwellers.

Directive No. 14-CT/TU demonstrates the directions of the Hanoi Party Committee to address the shortcomings and limitations of urban planning and management activities.

Accordingly, the committee requested to review and strengthen the planning management organizational apparatus and improve the capacity of the management staff.

At the same time, greater attention must be paid to the management of the planning and landscape architecture associated with each specific project, ensuring strict adherence to the initial planning objectives.

Hiep said: “Personal responsibilities and accountability should be accompanied by strong decentralization to the district level to carry out procedures such as approval, evaluation of funds and establishment of building regulations. for projects used in the district budget.”

“At the same time, the city must organize training on the methods of development and management of landscape architecture adapted to the reality of each locality.

The Hanoi Planning and Architecture Department will cooperate with relevant offices to review and eliminate difficulties arising in architectural planning, according to Nguyen Truc Anh, director of the department.

The department will continue implementing Hanoi’s comprehensive construction planning project to 2030 and complete the townsite plans for the Red River and Duong River.

The director said that the formulation, evaluation and approval of planning projects will be carried out in a thorough manner, ensuring compliance with the law and quality, feasibility and sustainability requirements in order to minimize planning adjustments. .

He added that the city’s planning information would be made public and transparent to create favorable conditions for monitoring and management./.