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Paving of Old Quarter streets put on hold

Released at: 13:40, 22/08/2015

Paving of Old Quarter streets put on hold

Hoan Kiem district seeks more time to consider feasibility of the project.

by Hoai An

The Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee has recently asked the Hanoi People’s Committee to delay a project laying paved stones on eleven streets in the capital’s Old Quarter.

The delay is to allow the district to continue its research and complete the urban design of pedestrian streets and consult with management agencies, scientists, professionals, and local people, to ensure the feasibility of the project and its consistency with infrastructure improvements such as drainage, lighting, and the renovation of awnings and advertising boards. Opinions will be gathered and reported to the city People’s Committee before implementation.

On July 28 the Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee reported to the city People’s Committee on the stone paving of the eleven streets, which include Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Dong Xuan, Hang Giay, Hang Buom, Ma May, Luong Ngoc Quyen, a section of Ta Hien, Hang Giay, and Dao Duy Tu.

The capital needed for the project is coming from the district’s budget. If Hanoi authorities give their approval the project is expected restart in 2016.

Previously, as part of Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday celebrations in 2010, Hoan Kiem district paved 50 meters of Ta Hien Street and improved its drainage system.

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