Many residents near Cau Giay Park have opposed a decision to allow construction of a large car park. Cau Giay Park On May 8, the authorities in Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District, announced that they had carried out a survey in which 60% of the residents agreed to construction of a 14,500 square metre parking lot at Cau Giay Park, accounting for 15% of the park’s land. Le Minh Tri, chairman of the Fatherland Front of Dich Vong Ward, said they collected opinions from 1,954 people. He claimed 60% of the people agreed to the project. Nguyen Thi Loc, a resident on the opposite of Cau Giay Park, said there were a lot of empty plots of land in the area, and some were already planned as parking lots. However, the authorities hadn't used those plots and instead had taken an easy option to use Cau Giay Park. "The park is the lung of the city, to clean the air that we breathe which is more important than the parking lot. We think because Cau Giay Park is located in a prime location, … [Read more...] about Residents oppose parking lot at Cau Giay Park
The market is in the typical style of a market belonging to ethnic minority groups including the Giay, Mong, and Hoa people of the northwestern region. It is located on Lao Cai provincial highway 153 which connects Bac Ha town with Si Ma Cai border town. The market usually begins early in the morning and runs until the afternoon every Saturday and during the holidays. On the higher ground is a residential market, whilst on the low ground is a buffalo market where hundreds of the animals are put on sale. Local agricultural products such as honey, vegetable, fruit, duck, and pork can be found throughout the market. Brocade products are popular items among consumers. A mother and son head together to the market. Local people begin making their way to the market from the early morning. The food stores are a popular feature and attract many people. The Can Cau market reveals the simple yet colourful life of the ethnic people who live in the northern highlands. The market is in the … [Read more...] about Vibrant Can Cau Saturday market in Lao Cai
The Hanoitimes - The underground parking lot lies on an area of about 14,500m2, with a total investment of about VND565 billion (US$24.3 million). Hanoi to build smart parking lot in Hoang Mai district Hanoi to enhance regulation inspection on parking services Building an underground parking in Cau Giay park is suitable to the planning and should be encouraged to meet local residents’ demand, according to a representative from the Hanoi Department of Planning and Architecture. Hanoi’s Cau Giay park is being studied to build an underground parking. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn In August 2018, Tay Ho Urban Development and Investment Joint Stock Company submitted a proposal to Hanoi’s authority on building an underground parking able to house 820 cars. The underground parking lot lies on an area of about 14,500m2, with a total investment of about VND565 billion (US$24.295 million). The parking lot has three basements, of which the second and third ones … [Read more...] about Hanoi evaluates underground parking in Cau Giay park
Despite the fact that the construction of Metro Line No.2 connecting South Thang Long and Tran Hung Dao has been delayed for ten years now, the Hanoi People’s Committee proposed the government to add VND16.1 trillion ($701.78 million) to the project, increasing its total investment capital to VND35.7 trillion ($1.56 billion). Metro Line No.2 has been delayed for 10 years (Illustration image) Approved in November 2008, the project is invested by Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) with the total investment capital of VND19.55 trillion ($857.5 million) by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Under the approved plan, the metro line will be 11.5 kilometre long, nearly 9km of which will run underground and 2.6km above the surface. It consists of a 17.5-hectare depot in Xuan Dinh ward, North Tu Liem district, and ten stations, including three elevated and seven underground. The project was expected to come into operation in 2017, however, the … [Read more...] about Long delayed Metro Line No.2 may be added $701.78 million?
After finding inadequacies in many buildings’ fire protection system, Hanoi’s residents demonstrate to put pressure on investors of the apartment buildings where they live. Song Da apartment building's residents in Hadong district demonstrate for the error fire prevention system The residents of high-end apartment building Hei Tower in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan district have hung banners with contents related to fire prevention and have been demonstrating against the building’s investor for two days. According to residents living at Hei Tower, the investor handed over the building’s mansard roof, which remains a public property free to be enjoyed by residents, to partners to open a restaurant. After the Carina Plaza fire in Ho Chi Minh City, residents and the management board of the building checked the fire exits and the fire prevention system to discover insufficiencies, such as the broken fire alarm system and locked fire exits. These issues were … [Read more...] about Hanoi residents demonstrate against poor fire readiness