HCMC to get more parks

By Ha An   January 29, 2021 | 06:00 pm PT
HCMC to get more parks
People sit in benches at Tao Dan Park, HCMC, April 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities are thinking about building seven parks and planting trees on an area of 12.2 hectares in various districts.

Under a plan approved by the city People's Committee for 2020-30, the parks will come up in Thu Duc City and Districts 7, 12, Hoc Mon, Tan Binh, and Cu Chi, two of them in District 7.

The city will also plant 6,000 trees on two hectares in addition to adding 10 hectares of parks.

They will be planted along roads that have sidewalks of three meters or more.

By 2030 the city plans to raise per capita area of parks to one square meter with the addition of 450 hectares, which is still much lower than the World Health Organization's recommendation of a minimum of nine square meters.

Factories operating in residential areas will be relocated and their land will be used to build parks.

The city currently has 405 parks, both public ones and in residential premises. Urban districts have larger and more park than suburban ones, while Thu Duc City and Districts 12, Binh Tan, Nha Be, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, and Binh Chanh do not have any large parks.

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