THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 1570/QD-TTg
Hanoi, November 27, 2006
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE TASK OF MAKING THE GENERAL PLANNING ON CONSTRUCTION OF HO CHI MINH CITY UP TO 2025
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government and the Government's Decree No. 86/2002/ND-CP of November 5, 2002, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
Pursuant to the November 26, 2003 Construction Law and the Government's Decree No. 08/2005/ND-CP of January 24, 2005, on construction planning;
At the proposal of the Construction Minister in Document No. 69/TTr-BXD of October 13, 2006, approving the task of adjusting the general planning on construction of Ho Chi Minh City up to 2025;
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To approve the task of adjusting the general planning on construction of Ho Chi Minh City up to 2025, with the following principal contents:
1. Characteristics:
Ho Chi Minh City is a special urban center, a big economic, cultural, scientific and technological center which occupies an important political position in the country. It is also an international exchange hub; an industrial, multi-service and scientific and technological center of Southeast Asia.
2. Scope, boundary and scale of the general construction planning:
a/ The research scope covers the whole administrative territories of Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding provinces, including Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Tien Giang provinces, with an area of about 30,404 km2.
The scheme on adjusting the general planning covers the whole administrative territory of Ho Chi Minh City, with an area of 2,095 km2.
b/ Population:
- By 2025, the population will reach about 10 million, with about 2.5 million of non-residents and temporary residents (people temporarily residing in the city for less than six months);
- Population distribution: 4-4.5 million people will live in the old inner city, 2.8-2.9 million people in the developed inner city (six new districts), and about 2.6 million people in suburban areas (of which rural population will be about 0.5 million people).
c/ Urban construction land size: By 2025, urban construction land will cover about 90,000-100,000 hectares, including about 14,000 hectares in the old inner city; 35,000 hectares in the developed inner city and 40,000-50,000 hectares in suburban areas.
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