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​Da Lat seeks feedback on transformation of downtown

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 07:32 GMT+7

Authorities in Da Lat, a popular tourist destination in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, are gathering feedback from residents on plans for the new face of the city’s center.

An urban design was presented at the Hoa Binh Theater, located in the heart of the city, for citizens to review and give their opinion on.

The scheme is included in a plan for Da Lat and its vicinity by 2030, with a vision towards 2050, and was approved by the prime minister in 2014.

A brand new downtown area in DaLat is considered necessary in order to turn Da Lat into a center of tourism and service.  

The city’s center, which houses the famous Xuan Huong Lake and Da Lat Market, is welcoming an increasing number of visitors because of its world class scenery and local shopping opportunities.

Local infrastructure, accommodation, and public works do not currently meet the demand, especially on weekends and during holidays.

Most businesses in the area still operate separately, and lack cooperation.

Images of the new urban planning are exhibited at the Hoa Binh Theater. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Images of the new urban planning are exhibited at the Hoa Binh Theater. Photo: Tuoi Tre

According to the plan, downtown Da Lat, covering some 30 hectares, will include four main sections, including the Hoa Binh Theater, Da Lat Market, Xuan Huong Lake, and Dinh Tinh Hill..

The Hoa Binh Theater will become a flower square, while its underground areas will also be developed.

Dinh Tinh Hill will be preserved, while extra public works and service complexes will be added to the city’s center.

Renovations will be done in downtown neighborhoods and streets, namely Nguyen Chi Thanh, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Van Troi, and Ly Tu Trong.

According to Le Quang Trung, director of the Lam Dong Department of Construction, feedback will collected until December 23.

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