Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, deputy director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, talks with Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn) newspaper about HCM City’s development plan for the logistics industry to 2025 with a vision to 2030, which has received positive feedback. Hoa addresses a number of issues that still concern experts. The building of overpass and tunnels at the My Thuy intersection has led to easier traffic to and from Cat Lai Port in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo Vu Tien Luc Can you speak about the role and importance of logistics within the economic structure of HCM City? HCM City has the most important logistics system in the Southern Key Economic Zone as well as nationwide. Thanks to its favourable geographical position, located between the East–West and North–South expressway axes and connected to giant port systems such as Cat Lai and Hiep Phuoc, HCM City has become a crucial import and export gateway in the … [Read more...] about HCM City assesses new logistics development plan
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Poor urban development planning and the intentional adjustment of development plans to serve certain interest groups will affect development of physical spaces for many generations. A report from the National Assembly shows that 1,400 development plans have been adjusted one to six times, and the adjustments are made to increase benefits for investors, reduce spaces for public interest, and ignore people’s interests. This is very worrying. HCM City The continuous adjustments of hundreds and thousands of urban development programs cause social damage and loss of trillions of dong to the State. But most importantly, the status of planning projects, or adjustment of planning by "speculation", "going to night" or "collusion", creates negative public opinion. Hanoi is jampacked Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked to urgently address the issues related to urban area programming in the capital city. A report from the National Assembly shows that 1,400 development … [Read more...] about Hanoi, HCM City pay heavy price for poor planning
Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit (Photo: bangkokpost.com) Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai Government will press ahead with its 20-year housing development master plan to provide housing for low-income earners nationwide, Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on October 10. He was speaking while presiding over the launch of an event marking World Habitat Day 2019 on the day. The 20-year master plan (2017-2036), summitted by the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, was approved in principle by the cabinet on September 12, 2017. The plan is aimed at addressing housing problems which affect about 3 million low-income households nationwide. Under the plan, the National Housing Authority is responsible for developing housing for sale or hire-purchase for 2 million households under projects such as the Baan Ua-Athorn housing estate, while the Community Organisations Development Institute (CODI), a public organisation, is responsible for assisting 1 million … [Read more...] about Thai Government promotes 20-year housing strategy
Those who ignore or collude with each other to shatter urban development planning not only make the lives of urban people increasingly confined and suffocated, but also jam development space for the future. Hanoi and HCM City residents feel this most clearly. In the morning, when leaving home to go to the office and school, and in the afternoon, when returning home, they have to struggle on the road with the flow of people and exhaust from cars and motorbikes. In the summer sun, people are subjected to the scorching heat because of the asphalt effect, concrete houses, and the heat from air conditioners and engines. When it rains, people have to struggle because the roads turn into rivers and streams. Most of the elderly do not have places for relaxation, while children have no place to play. When people feel tired, they need cool spaces to walk and rest in, but it is just a far-away dream. The problem is difficult to settle, so people as well as the next generations will suffer. What … [Read more...] about Who spoils Hanoi’s planning?
Houses in HCM City’s Tan Phu district “The rate of migrant workers at industrial parks accounts for more than 50 percent of the country’s total workforce. Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces have 70 percent of migrant workers,” Anh said. "Housing, kindergartens and schools in industrial parks are urgently needed," he said at a conference on workers' housing held on September 24 by Tien Phong (Vanguard) Newspaper. The confederation’s survey conducted in 2016 showed that out of 2.7 million of workers at 344 industrial parks and export processing zones, more than 1.2 million needed housing, and more than 800,000 needed kindergartens for their children. Only five to 10 percent of their needs are met, according to the survey. “The number of workers has increased year by year, but industrial park development planning does not include worker accommodation,” he added. Current policies … [Read more...] about Vietnam faces serious shortage of housing for workers