Hanoi builds plan of four underground parking lots

The Prime Minister has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Planning and Investment to choose consultant firms to build a 1:2000 scale plan of underground parking lots in four districts Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da and Hai Ba Trung in Hanoi.

An artist’s impression of an underground parking lot in HCMC

An artist’s impression of an underground parking lot in HCMC

While implementing the plan, the People’s Committee of Hanoi city will get opinions of the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Justice.
According to the committee, Hanoi had 5.9 milion vehicles last year with the average growth rate reaching 4.6 percent a year.
Urban construction area approximates 3,861 hectares with parking lot area accounting for 15.6 percent in the four inner districts. So the area for static traffic is only 0.4 percent while it must be 2-3 percent to meet requirements.
At present, building more parking lots on the ground is unfeasible so implementation of the plan is suitable.

By LAM NGUYEN – Translated by Hai Mien

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