HCMC strives for per capita housing area of 19.8 sq.m by 2020

As per a document of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee submitted to People’s Council, it targets to raise housing area per person to 19.8 meter square in 2020.

A new residential area is set up in Cu Chi District (Photo: SGGP)

A new residential area is set up in Cu Chi District (Photo: SGGP)

According to the document on housing development program of the municipal People’s Committee, not only the housing area will be raised but also newly built house area will be 40 million meter square in the period 2016-2020.
Specifically, in downtown areas including district 1 and 3, the government will build new condo to replace old and dilapidated ones built before 1975. No more high-rise housing projects will be approved until 2020 in the area.
From now to 2020, priority will be given to urban renewal in districts 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Phu Nhuan, Go Vap and Binh Thanh.
The government will consider carefully to construction of new high-rise housing projects; only projects ensuring synchronous technical and social infrastructure will be accepted.
Meanwhile, high-rise apartment blocks will be built along major transport routes in districts 2, 7, 9, 12, Thu Duc and Binh Tan. The government will develop social housing to meet demands of welfare brackets as top priority.
In the five rural districts comprising Cu Chi, Hoc Mon, Binh Chanh, Nha Be and Can Gio, new housing projects are classified as top priority in towns, countryside districts and areas with traffic system connecting with major roads.
Resorts and ecological tourism are encouraged in these districts.
The government is determined not to develop housing projects in areas without infrastructure planning as well as have policies to form new residential blocks to alleviate the population pressure in central city districts.

By MINH HUY – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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