Hanoi to relocate Old Quarters residents for preservation

Hanoi will need around 40.6 ha of land and almost 4.3 trillion VND to relocate residents from the Old Quarters in Hoan Kiem district for a conservation project.

At a meeting to discuss the scheme in Hanoi on July 6, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Khoi said the scheme is intended to improve urban environment in the Old Quarters and facilitate the preservation of Hanoi’s ancient streets.

Located in Hoan Kiem district’s 10 wards, the ancient streets now have a total population of around 66,660 people or 840 people per hectare. Under the scheme approved until 2020, 26,200 people will be relocated.

Under the first phase of the scheme, around 7,200 people will move from the Old Quarters to the newly-built Viet Hung residential area in Long Bien district./.