Hanoi sets stricter rules on parking area at buildings
  • |, ANTD | July 05, 2017 07:43 AM
Hanoi authorities have approved a document to guide the implementation of a regulation on parking areas for local buildings.

Under the guidance document, the parking area for all buildings in Hanoi must be increased. This is aimed to ease the serious shortage of parking lots in the city.


Hanoi faces the serious shortage of parking areas

According to the Hanoi Department of Planning and Architecture, over the recent years, Hanoi has seen booming urbanisation and population. A range of buildings have been built, but most of them have only one or two basement floors for parking. This has resulted in parking on the street.

Hanoi’s inner-city districts have around 590 parking lots with a total area of 38 ha, meeting just 8-10% of the city’s parking demand.

The stipulated area for parking lots varies, depending on different kinds of buildings and their locations. For instance, a building in Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Ba Dinh and Hai Ba Trung districts has to spend at least 26% out of its gross floor area or parking, meanwhile, the rate in Cau Giay, Thanh Xuan, Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem and Long Bien is 21%.

Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, instructed that for buildings which have been built or are being built, the municipal Department of Planning and Architecture has to co-operate with local management agencies to check to find out whether their parking area is ensured or not. In case of failing to meet the requirement, the buildings need to adjust their parking area as stipulated.

The regulation on parking area at Hanoi buildings was issued last year. However, it was said to have contained some unclear points. For example, it did not regulate the minimum percentage of space in a building designated for parking.

The Vietnam Real Estate Association said that the requirement for three basement floors could cause a lot of difficulties for property developers and threaten to block property investment and development. Following these concerns, Hanoi authorities issued the guidance document for the regulation.

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