THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 24/QD-TTg
Hanoi, January 06, 2010 
 
DECISION
APPROVAL OF ADJUSTING GENERAL PLANNING OF HCM CITY CONSTRUCTION TO 2025
THE PRIME MINISTER
 
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 26, 2003 Law on Construction;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 08/2005/ND-CP, of January 24, 2005, on construction planning;
At the proposals in report No. 903/TTr-UBND of March 09, 2009 of the HoChiMinh city People Committee and in report No. 76/TTr-BXD of August 20, 2009 of the Construction Ministry.
DECIDES:

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Article 1. Approving adjusting general planning of HoChiMinh city construction to 2025 with the following essential contents:
1. Scope of research and adjustment of planning:
- Scope of research includes 8 provinces, cities in the Hochiminh city area with area 30,404 km2.
- Scope, boundary of adjustment of planning includes whole administrative boundary of Hochiminh city with area 2,095m2.
2. Quality, target and point of developing:
a) Quality:
Being special urban, big centre on economy, culture, education, training, technology science, has important political position of whole country; international exchange hub; centre of industry, service on multi-fields of region and Southeast Asia.
b) Point:
- Promote the city’s special role in relationship with Hochiminh city region, the South main-point economical region, with whole country and international;
- Develop harmoniously, synchronously between new construction and urban embellishment improvement; between development of urban space and system of technical infrastructure, social infrastructure, environmental protection;

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- Develop city which is modern, has cachet; promote particular strong point of waterways, simultaneous create attractive power of urban; raise life quality of inhabitants.
c) Target of development:
To construct Hochiminh city in harmonious and sustainable development between economic development and preserve culture history vestige and environmental protection, assure security, national defence, under way of uniting regions to become a city which is civilized, modern, contribute for development bigger of the south area and whole country; gradually become a centre of industry, service, technology science in region and Southeast Asia.
d) Position, role and orient of development of Hochiminh city in relationship with urban areas in Hochiminh city region:
- Being central urban of Hochiminh city region, that arrange and form synthetic centers and specialist centers on trading, service, education, health, high technology, culture, entertainment, sports… of region;
- Orient for development of clean industry that is not polluted, has modern technology, high science content and big increasing value, uses few universal labour;
- Orient for development of traffic system by land, sea, railway, air route in order to become transport hubs in region and connect the Southeast area with Southwest area, with area and international .
3. In regarding to population and land scale:
a) To forecast the population to 2025 is about 10 million persons, non-resident guests and temporary resident persons (under 6 months) are about 2.5 million persons;
- Population in the city is about 7.0 – 7.4 million persons;

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- Population in the suburb is about 2.6 – 3.0 million persons (in that rural population is about 0.5 million persons).
b) To forecast land for urban construction to 2025 is about 90,000 – 100,000 ha, in that land in city is about 49,000 ha and land in suburb is about 40,000 – 50,000 ha.
4. Model of development and main norm:
a) Model of city development: under multipolar - concentrated model, central area is area in city with radius of 15 km and 4 development poles specifying:
- Develop city under direction of multi centre with synthetic centre in old city area and centers in city level at 4 developing directions;
- Develop city with 2 main directions are the East and the South go to sea and 2 auxiliary directions are the northwest and the West, southwest;
- No developing urban in strict preserving area and in ecological restoring area under the nature preservation area of Cangio mangrove swamp in Cangio biosphere reserving area, special-use forests, protective forests on area of BinhChanh and CuChi district;
- Develop urban attach with target of assure national defense, security.
 

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