THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 207/2006/QD-TTg
Hanoi, September 07, 2006
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE MASTER PLAN ON CONSTRUCTION OF CAN THO CITY UP TO 2025
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 26, 2003 Construction Law;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 08/2005/ND-CP of January 24, 2005, on construction planning;
At the proposals of the Construction Minister in Report No. 35/TTr-BXD of June 12, 2006, and of the People's Committee of Can Tho city in Report No. 61/TTr-UBND of December 16, 2005, regarding the approval of the master plan on construction of Can Tho city up to 2025,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To approve the master plan on construction of Can Tho city up to 2025 with the following principal contents:
1. Scope and scale:
The master plan covers the whole administrative boundaries of Can Tho city with a total area of 139,000 hectares.
2. Nature: Can Tho city is an industrial, commercial-service, tourist, educational-training, scientific-technological, medical and cultural center of the Mekong River delta; a gateway of the Mekong River's lower basin; and an important hub for regional and international transportation; and occupies an important defense and security position.
3. Population size:
- By 2015: The population of the whole city shall be around 1,300,000, of which the population of the inner city shall be around 700,000;
- By 2025: The population of the whole city shall be around 1,600,000 - 1,800,000 of which the population of the inner city shall be around 1,000,000 - 1,100,000;
4. Construction land area:
- By 2015: The urban construction land area shall be around 14,750 hectares with a norm of 200 - 210 m2/person, of which the land area for civil use shall be 4,296 hectares with a norm of 65 - 70 m2/person.
- By 2025: The urban construction land area shall be around 22,000 - 23,000 hectares with a norm of 220 - 230 m2/person, of which the land area for civil use shall be 8,300 - 8,500 hectares with a norm of 80 - 85 m2/person.
5. Orientations for spatial development and urban arichitecture and landscape:
a/ The city's main development directions shall be as follows:
- To the northwest along Hau river: To develop Thot Not urban - industrial - service zone, an urban - hi-tech zone north of O Mon canal and a heavy-industry zone attached to the port south of O Mon canal;
- To the southeast along Hau river: To develop Cai Rang urban - port -industrial zone south of Can Tho river;
- To the southwest: To develop an ecological urban center attached to water nature conservation zones and orchards.
- To the west: To develop suburban agricultural belts.
b/ Functional quarters:
- Residential quarters (on a total area of around 5,400 - 5,800 hectares) include:
+ The existing residential quarters which need to be renovated, embellished and strictly managed in terms of planning, architecture and protection of historical relics and valuable landscape architectures, covering the central urban area (with an area of 1,000 hectares and a populaiton of around 250,000), including quarters already built in the wards of Binh Thuy and Ninh Kieu districts in the inner city and along Hoa Binh, April 30, February 3 and Tran Hung Dao roads and national highways 91 and 91 B; and the existing population quarters in Cai Rang, O Mon and Thot Not (with an area of 450 hectares and a population of around 150,000).
+ Newly developed quarters which shall be built under urban development projects with synchronous infrastructure systems and modern architectures, including:
* The residential quarters along national highway 91B, north of Cai Khe islet and in Binh Thuy district (with a total area of 1,200 - 1,300 hectares and a total population of around 200,000), which require the exploitation of land strips along Hau river bank and the building of high-rises as vanishing points in the new faade of the city by Hau river;
* The residential quarters along Can Tho city and the quarter south of new national highway 1A in Cai Rang district (with an area of 700 - 800 hectares and a population of around 120,000 - 150,000), which shall be largely located in Hung Phu, Hung Thanh and Phu An wards; and to develop residential low-rises suitable with particular conditions of riverside areas in combination with a number of high-rises as vanishing points in the center and along Can Tho and Hau rivers;
* The residential quarter of O Mon urban and heavy-industry zone shall be located to the south of O Mon river and the southeast of national highway 91 (with an area of 850 hectares and a population of around 120,000 - 150,000), where residential high-rises combined with low-rises shall be developed;
* The residential quarter of O Mon urban and hi-tech industry zone to the north of O Mon river in Thoi An and Thoi Long wards (with an area of 400 - 500 hectares and a population of around 70,000). This urban center shall be built toward modernity and in harmony with the riverside landscape;
* The residential quarter of Phong Dien ecological urban center shall be located on Can Tho river bank in My Khanh, Giai Xuan and Nhon Nghia communes (with an area of 350 hectares and a population of around 70,000); where residential low-rises shall be developed;
* The residential quarter in Thot Not - Lo Te area (with an area of 600 hectares and a population of around 100,000 - 120,000).
- Industrial, warehouse and port zones (on a total area of 3,000 - 3,800 hectares), include:
+ Hung Phu 1 and Hung Phu 2 industrial parks attached to Cai Cui port (on an area of around 600 - 700 hectares);
+ O Mon industrial and port zone: To develop heavy-industry associated with power and cement plants (on an area of around 800 - 900 hectares);
+ Northern O Mon hi-tech park (on an area of around 400 hectares);
+ Thot Not industrial - port warehouse zone on Hau river banks and along Cai San canal (on an area of around 1,000 - 1,200 hectares);
+ The port and goods warehouse system consisting of an international port in Cai Rang, a port for industrial parks in Tra Noc and Thot Not; and a tourist port in Ninh Kieu (on a total area of around 300 hectares).
There shall also be a total reserve land area of around 4,000 hectares in Hau river and Co Do agricultural farms for industrial and urban development when necessary.
- Service and specialized centers, including:
+ Regional centers (on a total area of around 400 - 500 hectares), including:
* Financial, insurance, banking, commercial and tourist service centers (on a total area of around 150 hectares), which shall be located in the centers of Ninh Kieu and Binh Thuy districts; and in new urban centers to the south of Can Tho river and Hau river islets;
* A regional sport center (on an area of around 120 hectares), which shall be located along national highway 91B in Binh Thuy district;
* Tay Do cultural center (on an area of around 120 hectares), which shall be located in new urban center south of Can Tho river in Cai Rang district;
* Regional commercial centers, which shall be located in Cai Rang, Ninh Kieu and Thot Not districts;
* A regional health center, which shall be located along national highway No. 91B, combined with the building of specialized hospitals in hi-tech urban centers;
* Eco-tourist resorts, which shall be located in Binh Thuy and Phong Dien districts.
+ Administrative, cultural, commercial service centers (on a total area of around 120 hectares), which shall be located in Ninh Kieu district and a new urban center south of Can Tho river.
+ Central areas of urban centers (on a total area of around 100 - 120 hectares), which shall be located in southern Can Tho urban center, O Mon urban and heavy-industry zone, O Mon urban and hi-tech zone, Thot Not urban, industrial and service zone and Phong Dien ecological urban center.
+ A hi-tech specialized agricultural center, which shall be located in the Mekong River Delta Rice Institute.
- Greenery and water surface areas and parks (on a total area of around 3,000 hectares), including:
+ Urban parks (on a total area of around 700 - 800 hectares), which shall be located along Hau and Can Tho riverbanks and in urban centers;
+ Con Au, Con Son and Tan Loc island eco-tourist resorts (on a total area of around 1,300 hectares);
+ An eco-tourist resort consisting of orchards, lakes, rivers and canals (on an area of around 250 - 300 hectares) shall be located in Phong Dien ecological urban center;
+ Golf courses (on a total area of around 500 - 600 hectares), which shall be located in O Mon, Cai Rang and Binh Thuy districts.
There shall also be a greenery and park system within eco-tourist resorts and islands.
+ Suburban areas, which shall function as areas for development of satellite towns, buffer zones, ecological zones, and for tourist development, include:
* Establishments for research and trial production of rice, cash crops, fruit trees, and poultry, cattle, shrimp and fish breeds (on a total area of around 200 hectares);
* Townships being district centers and vicinities of Vinh Thanh and Thanh An townships (Vinh Thanh district); Co Do and Thoi Lai townships (Co Do district).
c/ Regarding urban architecture and landscape:
- Areas for conservation of architectural heritages, historical and cultural relics and areas where development is restricted (the inner city): To reduce the construction density, increase the greenery areas and raise the average height of construction works; to conserve and embellish valuable architectural works; to protect landscapes along Hau and Can Tho rivers, and Cai Rang, O Mon, Binh Thuy and Tra Noc canals.
- Newly built areas: To develop modern and high-rise architectures in combination with green spaces along national highways 91, 91B, Mau Than - Tra Noc airport road and in new residential quarters.
- Areas for landscape protection: Not to construct works. It is necessary to conserve nature and ecological areas, and conserve ecological garden areas near rivers and canals and combined with agricultural belts.
- Landscapes along Hau river: To organize greenery and water surface areas in combination with a number of high-rises as vanishing points of the city.
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