May 21, 2023 | 13:45 GMT+7

HCMC to build more parks for green growth

Ban Mai -

Land allocated for parks to increase by 150 hectares.

Ho Chi Minh City targets increasing the area of land for parks by at least 150 hectares by 2025, for an average of 0.65 sq m per person.

Under a master plan on the development of public parks and trees during the 2020-2030 period approved recently by the municipal People’s Committee, the average area of park land is to rise to 1 sq m per person by 2030.

The total area of trees is expected to reach 3-4 sq m per person by 2030.

The city aims to plant more than 30,000 trees.

As of 2022, it had 369 parks on a total area of around 500 ha.

The density of trees in the city still fails to meet standards for urban areas, which require an average of 10 sq m of trees per person to ensure fresh air. The current rate is 2 sq m in the city.

It is facing a shortage of trees due to limited budget funds, with priority being given to the construction of urgent projects such as schools, hospitals, roads, and anti-flooding works, according to urban planning expert Pham Sanh.

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