Hanoi to impose parking space rules for high-rises
Illustrative photo (File photo)
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must have at least three underground floors, but soon after, it was withdrawn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