Workshop promotes comprehensive planning system

  • March 18, 2015

Building a comprehensive planning system is the main focus of a workshop organised by the Institute of Rural and Urban Planning under the Ministry of Construction in conjunction with Japan’s Tokyo University and Nikkensekkei Research Institute in Hanoi on March 17.

Experts from the Ministries of Construction, Transport and Natural Resources and Environment introduced participants to land use planning and the 2030-2050 master plan for Hanoi. Experience in designing a combined plan for land use, traffic and the environment was also shared at the workshop by professors from Tokyo University, notably discussing the NKU-CUE Research programme on analysing urban development policies by the CUE model in Japan and the prospect of applying the model in Vietnam.
During the event, participants focused their discussions on the use of the urban economic calculation model in Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duong, head of the Hanoi Institute of Social and Economic Development, said the socio-economic development master plan in Hanoi through 2020 is one of three major plans for the city. According to Nguyen Truc Anh, Deputy Director of the Steering Committee for Planning and Construction Investment in Hanoi, the construction plan in Vietnam is seen only as a legal tool for managing and implementing construction and investment projects. However, there are many legal-equality plans in existence in Vietnam, including the social master plan, the land use plan and sector-specific plans. It is necessary to consolidate the existing plans into a combined system, ensuring their relevancy to current development trends.

Source: VOV

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