12:30 | 19/06/2016 Society
(VEN) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved the adjusted Capital Region Construction Project until 2030 with a vision towards 2050, focusing on cultural conservation.
Hanoi in bird’s eye-view
Hanoi possesses precious tangible and intangible cultural values accumulated through more than a millennium of development. The Hanoian culture has continually developed along with the Vietnamese history and based on local life style, traditions and crafts transmitted from generation to generation.
In addition, the capital also possesses a variety of cultural heritage sites in need of conservation at its core area including the old quarter, French architectural buildings, suburban old villages, old citadels, religious buildings, typical constructions built after the peace restoration in 1954 and the local ecological system.
Hanoi has been enlarged on merging with Ha Tay which is also regarded as a land of well-known traditional cultural values.
All construction solutions for the Capital Region based on cultural conservation criteria. For example, constructions in the core area will be limited in height, density and design, especially around the Imperial Citadel, Hoan Kiem and West lakes, Ba Dinh District, the old quarter, Tay Ho and Ngoc Ha flower villages, Ngu Xa copper-casting and Buoi villages, religious sites located in residential quarters and the Long Bien Bridge. Moreover, the population in the core area will reduce from 1.2 to 0.8 million.
Hanoi has a plan for a comprehensive assessment of all historical cultural heritage sites before restoration and repair.
Some special cultural heritage sites outside the core area including Co Loa and Son Tay citadels, Duong Lam and Bat Trang villages, Thay and Tay Phuong pagodas, and Thuy Phieu, Tay Dang and Chu Quyen communal houses will be upgraded and zoned for protection.
Cultural heritage conservation models will be adopted and promoted in Duong Lam, Ba Vi National Park, Dong Mo Lake, West Lake, Huong Son, Son Tay and riverside ecologies.
The archaeological site located at 18 Hoang Dieu Street and several items in the Imperial Citadel including the Kinh Thien Palace will be restored based on a complete scientific study.
The old quarter will be placed under stricter construction management regulations and will pilot architectural embellishment and street space adjustment, reduce population density and improve environmental sanitation.
French architectural buildings will be restored to their original shapes without being destroyed for new constructions or extended in any forms. In addition, related technical infrastructure investment will also take place.