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New pedestrian street plan halted
  • | ttvh, | August 10, 2017 08:24 AM
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The opening of the Trinh Cong Son Pedestrian Street near the West Lake in Hanoi will be delayed until October due to opposition from local people.

Tring Con Son Street is near the lotus pond and Ho Tay Water Park so it is expected to attract a large number of visitors. In order to pedestrianise the street, the local authorities are building brick kiosks for various activities and souvenir shops.

However, the implementation and public awareness programmes should be carefully considered. Many people have opposed the decision, saying that the kiosks are going to block the pavement and affect the use of public space.


Brick kiosks being built

According to the locals, they approved of the pedestrian street idea but they are more concerned about the implementation and how their daily lives are affected, especially pollution and social order problems.

Many suggested to put up mobile kiosks that can be taken apart and assembled for the weekend only.

Vice Chairman of Tay Ho District Nguyen Dinh Khuyen said the district and Nhat Tan Ward authorities would have a meeting with 300 households to present their side. Khuyen believed an agreement between residents and the authorities could be reached.

The opening of Trinh Cong Son, Au Co 432 Alleyway and Lac Long Quang 612 Alleway will be pushed back from August 19 to October.

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