HCMC urban planning to focus on climate change adaptation

For the next few decades, HCMC’s urban planning will focus on adapting to the impacts of climate change, including floods and rising sea levels.

A decision on the city’s urban planning until 2040 with vision until 2060, signed Tuesday by Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh, anticipates the city’s population to increase to 13-14 million and estimates the area of land available for urban development at 100,000-110,000 ha.

As Vietnam’s economic powerhouse and technological frontrunner, HCMC plays an important role in the nation’s urban development strategy.

The plan envisages gradual completion of infrastructure that connects the metropolis with neighboring localities and the development of Thu Duc as an innovative city model that spearheads development of HCMC as well as the southern region.

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