Construction plan for HCM City region adjusted

The Prime Minister has recently approved the adjustment of the construction plan for Ho Chi Minh City region until 2030, vision to 2050, with the goal of developing the HCM City region into a large city region of vibrant and sustainable development and important status in Southeast Asia.

HCM City is the nucleus of the HCM City region.
HCM City is the nucleus of the HCM City region.

Under the plan, the HCM City region covers the entire administrative boundaries of HCM City and seven surrounding provinces, including Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, Dong Nai and Tien Giang, with a total area of approximately 30,404 square kilometres.

The entire population of the region is being forecasted to reach 24-25 million people by 2030, with 18-19 million of them living in urban areas as the urbanisation rate is expected to climb by 70-75%.

The plan defines the development of the region space towards a sustainable balance and climate change adaptation, with HCM City being the nucleus of the region, a knowledge centre, and a modern multifunctional economic hub on par with other cities in the Southeast Asian region.

The HCM City region will be developed as a large urban area with a high urbanisation rate and good quality of life, and also a dynamic economic development region with high and sustainable economic growth, a strategic position in the Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific regions, and high competitiveness, both domestically and internationally.

The plan sets a target of constructing the HCM City region into a modern economic region of the country and the Southeast Asia as well; a centre for trade, finance, scientific research and service; a high-tech and specialised industrial centre with a high level of specialisation; and a cultural, educational, training, science, technology and high-quality healthcare centre in the Southeast Asian region.