10/07/2017 | 17:09:43

Hanoi to impose parking space rules for high-rises

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The Hanoi People’s Committee has proposed regulations related to underground parking space in high-rises to the municipal People’s Council, which will be approved in a meeting in July.

Accordingly, at least 22 percent of the total construction area must be dedicated to underground parking space in new buildings in downtown districts; it is 17 percent for other districts.

The People’s Committee said the regulations proposed are based on the established rules on parking areas by the Ministry of Construction, and on the real demand for parking in the city.

In 2016, the municipal Department of Planning and Architecture had issued a regulation that a building must have at least three underground floors, but soon after, it was withdrawn because it did not reflect the reality.
 
Statistics show that in the 2012-16 period, the capital city had 5.5 million vehicles, including 5 million motorbikes, with an average growth rate of 4.6 percent per year.

In downtown, there are 590 parking lots that occupy a total area of 37.88 hectares, which meets only 8-10 percent of the demand. The total area of public parking places in the city met around 66 percent of the demand.-VNA

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