Cars parked in a play ground of apartment buildings in Trung Hòa-Nhân Chính Urban Area in Hà Nội’s Cầu Giấy District. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

Buildings, car parking lots encroach on public spaces

Big cities like Hà Nội and HCM City have few parks and playgrounds because many plots earmarked for this purpose were being used for parking, business or other projects, reported Lao Động (Labour) newspaper.