|Danang: Plan to become the most modern city in Viet Nam by 2030|
The Da Nang authorities have submitted the adjusted local master urban plan towards 2030 with a vision to 2050 to the Vietnamese Prime Minister for approval. With various adjustments, Da Nang will strive to become the nation's most modern city by 2030, and a city specialising in international-standard finance, tourism and technology by 2050.
Regarding the city's infrastructure system, the focus will be on upgrading the Highway 1A connection from Quang Nam Province, and Highway 14G to that province's Tay Giang District. In addition, the city will pay special attention to the 2nd phase of the bypass expansion project on the southern side of the Hai Van Tunnel, and the conversion of the Highway 1A link from the Nam O Bridge to the Hoa Cam overpass into an urban street.
As for the railway system, the existing railway station will be relocated to Lien Chieu District's Hoa Minh Ward and, by 2020, the international airport will become civilian only as the military base is moving to Chu Lai in Quang Ngai Province. The Nuoc Man airport will be converted into a helicopter and seaplane base.
By 2030, many specialised centres will have been built in Hai Chau District. These will include an administrative-political centre, a regional medical centre, and a scientific research centre of around 145ha. There will also be a university village in Ngu Hanh Son District, a regional sports and entertainment centre on the north side of Hoa Quy Ward, plus post and telecommunications technology centres in Hai Chau District's Hoa Cuong Ward and Ngu Hanh Son District's Hoa Quy Ward.
Top priority will be given to the construction of an international commercial complex on the site of the present Chi Lang Stadium, and a Capital Square - World Trade business and commerce complex in Son Tra District.
The 10ha Software Park No 2 will be constructed in Hai Chau District's Da Phuoc Residential Area, whilst the 397ha dedicated IT Park will be built in Hoa Vang District's Hoa Son Commune.
To accelerate the city's tourism infrastructure, numerous luxury resorts, hotels and service centres will be constructed along the Hoang Sa-Truong Sa and Son Tra-Dien Ngoc routes. The emphasis will be on promoting the development of tourism areas at the Xuan Thieu Beach, the Nam O Rock-Top, the Truong Dinh River, and the Hai Van Tunnel.
The popular eco-tourism areas will be the Ba Na-Suoi Mo ecotourism area, the Luong Stream-Hai Van Park eco-tourism resort, and the Lang Van tourism area.
Da Nang will strive to become an international entertainment centre and attractive destination by 2050, when it is expected to welcome around 10 million tourists annually. The city is also making every effort to reach its target of becoming an environmentally friendly city with sustainable development.
- From Danang Today -