The Prime Minister has recently approved the Hanoi’s master plan until 2030 with a vision toward 2050 to convert the city into a sustainable development capital with synchronous and modern infrastructure system, harmonious cultural values, economic growth, and environmental protection.
The capital in 2030 will have an administrative borderline of around 3,344 km2 with its center – the old Hanoi – surrounded by satellite cities, towns and countryside.
The center is expected to have a population of 3.7 million and 4.6 million in 2020 and 2030, respectively. It will serve as an administrative, economic and cultural hub for the capital and nation as well.
The five satellite cities, including Hoa Lạc, Son Tay, Xuan Mai, Phu Xuyen and Soc Son will have a combined population of 0.7 million in 2020 and 1.3-1.4 million in 2030.
Hoa Lac will focus on science, technology and training. Sơn Tay will become an urban center dedicated to culture, history, and convalescence tourism. Xuan Mai will target to develop services and handicraft industry. Phu Xuyen will function as a transport coordinating destination and house industry zones. Soc Sơn will be come an ecological urban center.
Under the master plan, public and military offices, headquarters of the Party, National Assembly, and Government will continue to locate in Ba Đinh District. Meanwhile, offices of local authorities are positioned around Hoan Kiem Lake.
The master plan paves the way for the re-arrangement of inner universities and colleges and highly-infected medical establishments in satellite cities.
The transport system will be upgraded with better public transport, centripetal highways, and linking roads./.