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Vietnam to relocate ministries, state agencies in Hanoi

Vietnam to relocate ministries, state agencies in Hanoi

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 13:48 GMT+7
Vietnam to relocate ministries, state agencies in Hanoi
A proposed design of a new complex for 12 ministries and agencies that are subject to a relocation out of the center of Hanoi. Photo: K.T. / Tuoi Tre

A plan to relocate the headquarters of the Vietnamese ministries and government agencies out of Hanoi’s inner districts received the prime minister’s approval for execution.

As per the plan, 13 headquarters of ministries and agencies will be moved to the western area of West Lake in Tay Ho and Bac Tu Liem Districts and 23 others will be relocated to the Me Tri area in Nam Tu Liem District.

The two areas are both located about ten kilometers from the center of Hanoi and span 35 hectares and 55 hectares, respectively.

The buildings of the new headquarters in the western area of West Lake will have about 15-20 floors, along with ancillary and commercial services works that have six to 34 floors each.

The new headquarters in the Me Tri area will have 17-25 stories, plus one to two basements and other public construction works.

The state budget will cover the costs to build the headquarters and investments from private sectors will fund the construction of ancillary, commercial services, and public works.

Priority will be given to ministries and agencies with an urgent need to relocate.

Between now and 2025, ministries and agencies will prepare plans for investing in infrastructure construction in the western area of West Lake.

From 2026 to 2030, the construction of the headquarters of ministries and agencies that require immediate relocation will be carried out, while the construction of headquarters of the remaining ministries and public works will take place between 2031 and 2035.

The list of 13 ministries and agencies subject to the relocation to West Lake includes the Ministry of Transport, Health, Education and Training, Industry and Trade, Culture, Sports and Tourism, Information and Communication, Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs, Construction, Justice, Planning and Investment, and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, according to the news site VnExpress.

The prime minister’s decision does not specify the particular ministries and agencies that will be relocated to the Me Tri area. 

It only mentioned that the construction of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s headquarters will be prepared until 2025. 

The following phase will focus on building the headquarters of over 20 other ministries and branches.

Following the relocation, the current buildings of ministries and agencies will be centrally managed.

In case there is no need to use them as administrative offices, they will be auctioned off for conversion and restructuring, with priority given to public uses, such as flower gardens and parking lots.

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Bao Anh - Ngoc An / Tuoi Tre News

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