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Hanoi: eight rural districts to become urban areas by 2030

Hanoi plans to turn the five suburban districts of Hoai Duc, Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Thanh Tri, Dan Phuong into inner districts in the next five years 

and then three rural districts of Thanh Oai, Thuong Tin, Me Linh will become urban districts in the period of 2026-2030.


Đến 2030, Hà Nội sẽ có thêm 8 quận


The Hanoi Party Committee has issued Program No. 04 on building new rural areas, which emphasizes construction of the countryside in the new model which meets urban criteria.

Under this program, the rural districts of Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Thanh Tri, Hoai Duc, Dan Phuong will be developed to become urban districts in the period of 2021-2025 and the rural districts of Thanh Oai, Thuong Tin, Me Linh will become urban districts in the period of 2026 - 2030.

To implement this program, Hanoi will mobilize over VND92 trillion, an increase of about 15% compared to the period 2016-2020. Of that amount, including VND83,7 trillion is from the state budget and nearly VND9 trillion is from businesses and social resources.

The city has established the Steering Committee to develop five rural districts into urban districts with 26 members, chaired by Hanoi Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh.

Hanoi authorities plan to build Dong Anh district as its satellite city. This issue will be carefully discussed by the newly established Steering Committee in the coming time.

Hanoi has 12 urban districts and 17 rural districts.

The urban districts include: Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Ba Dinh, Hai Ba Trung, Hoang Mai, Thanh Xuan, Long Bien, Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Tay Ho, Cau Giay, Ha Dong.

The 17 rural districts are: Ba Vi, Chuong My, Phuc Tho, Dan Phuong, Dong Anh, Gia Lam, Hoai Duc, Me Linh, My Duc, Phu Xuyen, Quoc Oai, Soc Son, Thach That, Thanh Oai, Thuong Tin, Ung Hoa, Thanh Tri and Son Tay town.

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