Ho Chi Minh City will complete the planning of the Eastern City project in December 2021
thamnguyen99 5-08-2020, 11:52
Ho Chi Minh City will complete the planning of the Eastern City project in December 2021

Thu Thiem new urban area is one of the three pillars of the eastern city. Photo: Independence.

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City said that the eastern region (District 2, District 9 and Thu Duc District) will be built and developed into a leading area for the economy of Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City region in knowledge-based activities such as high technology, research and production.

Regarding urban development planning, the city will complete the preparation of planning projects and complete the approval of evaluation standards in December 2021; make land use planning, annual land use plan in the area.

Regarding the investment in infrastructure construction, the city made a list, plans and estimates of investment in transport infrastructure works for the East; study solutions to enhance public passenger transport to meet 50-60% of travel needs of people in the Eastern Creative Urban Area by 2040. At the same time, the urban railway transport network in the area Eastern districts have been expanded and oriented to extend the metro line No. 1 connecting with Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces; research and develop waterway transport network to navigate the large canal corridors and connect with the large river network.

In particular, the city is studying the implementation of projects for development of the health sector, education, culture and sports (up to 2025, orientation to 2030) in accordance with the general orientation of creative urban development in association with digital conversion program; researching and implementing the riverside parks according to planning, forming the “42 km marathon corridor along the river”; studying key areas for trade development planning and trade and service infrastructure.

The management of development in the direction of smart cities has also been promoted, studying solutions to apply information technology to serve the construction of e-government and development of smart cities in accordance with the architecture. Electronic city government and the project to build Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city.

In addition, the city will also organize the development of human resources; building the development management policy system; communication work.

According to the planning plan of Sasaki – enCity Company – the unit awarded the first prize by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, the creative urban area in the east has an area of 22,000 hectares in districts 2, 9 and Thu Duc. The urban area consists of 6 key areas of High Technology, National University, Thu Thiem, Rach Chiec, Tam Da and Truong Tho with each area having different functions.

The city leader said it is expected that when the three districts merge to form the eastern creative urban area, this area will contribute about 30% of Ho Chi Minh City’s GDP with a population of over 1.1 million people.

Source: ndh.vn