A worker waters flowers at 30/4 Park in HCM City. Nguyen Thien Nhan, secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, said the city would learn from international experience to become a green city by 2045. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Green urban planning in Ho Chi Minh City’s inner districts should be based on a long-term vision to avoid wastage of land, reduce pollution and improve people’s living standards, a top city leader has said. Speaking at a recent conference, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said the city’s urbanisation and population growth rates are high while there is not enough land for greenery. A number of public parks have been planned for years but have yet to be built due to a lack of funds, he said. The city has to put greenery projects on the back burner since it has more urgent needs like roads, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure, he said. Most of the lands earmarked for the planned parks are inaccessible or empty, with uninhabited houses or factories that are being moved out of the city, or along rivers and canals. Nhan urged the city authorities to speed up work on… Read full this story
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