Hanoi's largest park to have fencing removed

By Vo Hai   October 3, 2023 | 04:55 pm PT
Hanoi's largest park to have fencing removed
Fences surrounding Hanoi's Thong Nhat Park. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu
Hanoi's Thong Nhat Park will see all 1,700 m of fencing removed and surveillance cameras installed to maintain order instead.

The municipal People's Council has approved an initiative, where over VND400 billion (US$16.4 million) from the national budget would be spent to renovate and upgrade the capital's largest park in Hai Ba Trung District.

New hutches for resting, urinals and other utilities would be installed. Lighting and sound systems, as well as cameras, would be in place as well.

The gates of the park, located at Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Dai Co Viet streets, are to be upgraded. Other upgraded infrastructures would include paths, the park's square, the exhibition yard and the playgrounds.

The total area to undergo renovation spans 48 ha, of which 16.5 ha is water surfaces. The renovation is set to be complete by 2026.

At the end of last year, around 400 m of fences of the park along Tran Nhan Tong Street were removed so the park could be integrated with the pedestrian paths around the Thien Quang Lake.

Thong Nhat is the largest park in Hanoi, spanning 50 ha and lies between four streets. The fences have been renovated several times, and there are currently seven entrances.

Hanoi People's Council has also agreed to renovate Bach Thao Park for VND148 billion and Thu Le Park for VND330 billion. Bach Thao would keep its fences, while certain sections of Thu Le would be fenceless.

Towards 2025, Hanoi is expected to renovate and upgrade 45 out of 63 existing parks and gardens, while telling investors to hasten the construction progress of certain other parks.

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