Ministerial Activities
Urban national conference 2009
11/6/09 12:00 AM

On 6th November in Hanoi, with the consent of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Construction held a national conference urban 4rd to evaluate the process of urban development of Vietnam in 10 years (1999 - 2009) and announced Decision No. 445/QD-TTg by the Prime Minister on approval of adjustment-oriented master plan for Vietnam’s urban system development to 2025 with a vision to 2050, Decision 758/QD-TTg approved program of upgrading urban national period from 2009 to 2020.

Attending the meeting were Mr. Nguyen Sinh Hung – Member of the Politburo – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister government, the Minister of Construction Nguyen Hong Quan, the leader of the Ministries, leaders of the provinces and cities under the Government, leaders of urban centres around the country, the international organization of bilateral and multilateral, associations, professional associations, managers, specialists, scientists on urban development, Urban business development. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung has a speech directed an important  at conference.

Addressing the opening meeting, Minister Nguyen Hong Quan has evaluated, in 10 years, the implementation of Decision No. 10/1998/QD-TTg on January 23, 1998 by the Prime Minister on approving the orientation regulations master plan of urban development in Vietnam by 2020, urban development Vietnam has gained many important achievements, contributing significantly to the industrialization and modernization of the country. Urban system in Vietnam rapidly growing both in quantity and quality, appearance municipalities have varying trend of a more modern, more civilized, the quality of life of urban residents also raised. System of legal documents on management and urban construction are regularly reviewing, improving and supplementing into life. Capacity management and urban development of staff expertise as well as leaders of urban authorities have been continuously improved. However, in the development process of urban expansion with the rapid rate of urbanization also showed weaknesses, inadequate urban management, construction management by planning and not keep up the demands of reality. These inadequacies, can exist in many fields, many levels such as planning transportation infrastructure, electricity and water supply, drainage, collection and handling of solid waste, urban environment, architecture - Landscape ... and related to many subjects: the State management agencies, government municipalities, enterprises and urban people.

According to Minister Nguyen Hong Quan, the conference is a good chance to get to see these important achievements in management and urban development to continuously develop and evaluate the inadequacies and learning experiences in the and international experience to draw practical urban development in Vietnam.

Speaking to direct the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung orientation meeting to discuss urban planning issues, migration and resettlement, mechanisms and policies ... Deputy Prime Minister clearly stated, development Urban is a work of synthesis, the factors related to political, economic, social, cultural traditions, past, present and future. In the process of urban development planning must consider these factors comprehensively. On the other hand, urban development should be associated with the construction of new countryside, on the basis of the overall planning area, and that the whole territory. Construction planning to go first, long-term vision for tens, even hundreds of years later. Team planning and planning management, urban development is the skillful, strategic vision, thereby requiring the issue of training for human resources management, construction and development Municipalities should be focused. A further problem is the need to build mechanisms and institutions to mobilize forces and resources to implement successful ideas planning to build urban civilized, modern, urban quality and quality of life of urban residents was raised on better serve the national construction industry is becoming the development.

At this meeting, the Ministry of Construction has also mobilized donations sharing difficulties with the Central and Highlands cell damage in the storm No. 9 and No. 11 was the past.