Plans ignored, urban areas hurt

Failure to follow planning in many urban areas has negative consequences for urban development,  Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng said at a recent conference of the construction sector. As regulated, an Urban Development and Management Board will be set up to help local authorities implement and manage development plans to ensure infrastructure connectivity and co-operation between contractors. The Hà Nội Capital Construction Master Plan was the first planning directed by the Politburo and approved by the Prime Minister, but many problems remained unsolved, such as traffic congestion, flooding and dense high-rise buildings in the inner city.

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