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Behind-schedule Hanoi park project suffers degradation

Behind-schedule Hanoi park project suffers degradation

Friday, March 22, 2024, 20:12 GMT+7
Behind-schedule Hanoi park project suffers degradation
An aerial view of the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project amidst a bustling residential neighborhood in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A park project covering nearly 12 hectares and featuring a lake in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi is currently seven years behind schedule, with many facilities having already deteriorated and overgrown with grass.

Phung Khoang Lake Park, situated on To Huu Street in Trung Van Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, is designed to span over 11.8 hectares. 

Initiated in 2016 with its anticipated completion in 2017, the project was envisioned as a daily destination for relaxation and exercise.

However, over seven years since its inception, the park remains unfinished due to persistent delays. 

Grass overgrows a path at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A path is overgrown at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

On Friday, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper’s reporters observed the park’s perimeter was encased in corrugated iron, with locked gates and overgrown vegetation within. 

Completed features, including lakes, huts, and pathways, have deteriorated from neglect.

The central lake, now murky and malodorous, reflects the overall state of disrepair.

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

In the vicinity, cars line the sidewalk, hindering access. 

The People’s Committee of Trung Van Ward attributed the impeded progress to site clearance issues, which were compounded by the resistance of over 10 households.

It has urged the investor to expedite site clearance efforts to resume and complete the project, ensuring its long-awaited opening to the public.

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An aerial view of the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project amidst a bustling residential neighborhood in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

An aerial view of the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project amidst a bustling residential neighborhood in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A deserted sight at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre.

A deserted sight at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre.

The stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project suffers degradation in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project suffers degradation in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A deserted sight at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre.

A deserted sight at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre.

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The lake within the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi is murky, covered in green moss, and emits a foul odor. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Grass overgrows a path at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A path is overgrown at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A deserted sight at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre.

A deserted sight at the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre.

The entrance of the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project is locked in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The entrance of the stalled Phung Khoang Lake Park project is locked in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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