PORTAL - That is the direction of Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies at the meeting with Thuan An City Party Committee on orientation planning for urban development along the Saigon River, reviewing industrial production enterprises located outside industrial parks and clusters in the city took place on the afternoon of March 01 at the meeting hall of Thuan An City Party Committee.
Attending the meeting were Mr. Pham Van Chanh - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council; Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee and leaders of provincial departments, committees and branches.
Receiving and working with the provincial delegation, there were leaders of the City Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee of Thuan An city, divisions and committees.
Developing urban centers along the Saigon River in the direction of high-rise mixed-use
Reporting to the delegation, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tam - Chairman of Thuan An City People's Committee said that the Saigon River flowing through Thuan An city has a length of about 13.6km through Vinh Phu, Lai Thieu and Binh Nham wards and An Son commune. According to the planning, the road along the Saigon River connects from Ba Lua Bridge (Thu Dau Mot City) to Vinh Binh Bridge (Ho Chi Minh City) with a total length of 13.2km. Projects implemented along the Saigon River include: Residential area and resettlement in An Son commune; Eden - Thuan An high-rise residential area; Saigon riverside park; transport works; system of ports and inland wharves. The corridor along the Saigon River from Vinh Binh River, Vinh Phu Ward to An Son Port is planned as an important landscape axis of the city. The nature of this corridor is to develop a high-rise mixed-use with multi-functions such as commerce - services, restaurants, hotels and high quality housing - service complexes associated with the Saigon River.
Chairman of Thuan An City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Tam reports on the orientation of urban development planning along the Saigon River
Through the report of Thuan An City People's Committee and consulting unit, in order for Thuan An to become a major socio-economic center in the South of the province, play an urban role connecting the urban system in the Northern region of the province and is an important traffic hub of the province, the city needs to pay attention to urban embellishment; needs to maintain the tourism ecosystem; pay attention to developing Lai Thieu fruit orchards to develop features of ecotourism development, Mr. Huynh Pham Tuan Anh - Director of the Department of Construction said that the consulting unit needs to study more about connecting Thuan An City with Ho Chi Minh through the main gateways. Paying attention to resources to meet the criteria of a class II urban area, including the planning of a green tree system, the number of public spaces, and lighting. Upgrading the size of the trunk road along the Saigon River to suit the high-rise hierarchy. During the planning process, the city also tries to keep part of the orchard area.
Delegates give comments at the meeting
Mr. Nguyen Khoa Hai - Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that Thuan An needs to promote the development of Saigon riverside tourism in association with the Southern regions of the province and Ho Chi Minh City. Studying the construction planning of a pedestrian street and night market along the Saigon River to create a mixed urban space.
Addressing the direction of the urban development planning orientation along the Saigon River, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee requested Thuan An to absorb the opinions of the delegates to maximize the potential of riverside urban development. At the same time, it is necessary to pay attention to the planning, urban embellishment and housing for workers; repair housing areas that are no longer up to standards. Building more cultural and sports works, public parks to serve the needs of the city's people.
Soon relocating production facilities located outside industrial parks and clusters
Reporting on the relocation of manufacturing enterprises located outside industrial parks and clusters, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tam - Chairman of the City People's Committee said that currently, the city has about 555 enterprises with high risk of causing environmental pollution. Most of these enterprises are small and medium-sized enterprises, with little investment capital, limited space, environmental protection has not been paid due attention, and waste treatment has not been adequately invested, causing negative impacts on the population community and causing difficulties in management and control and not in accordance with the local urban and industrial development planning. Since 2017, the City People's Committee has inspected 786 enterprises and individuals causing environmental pollution, and sanctioned administrative violations in 224 cases. Up to now, there are 37 cases that have not fully implemented the contents of the sanctioning decision. In addition, the City People's Committee has reported that there are about 505 enterprises and establishments located outside industrial parks and clusters that are at risk of causing environmental pollution, mainly including the following industries: Wood furniture production, mechanical processing, production of plastic products, ceramics, scrap trading, etc. In the past time, many enterprises in An Phu, Binh Chuan, Thuan Giao, Binh Hoa wards have relocated and converted the land use function to developing commerce - services, commercial housing in accordance with the approved and appropriate land use planning and plans according to local socio-economic development orientations.
The City People's Committee proposes that the province soon issue regulations on the principles, legal basis, and criteria for consideration for investment policies and extending the relocation time of enterprises to have a basis for mobilizing enterprises to relocate factories located outside industrial parks and clusters to industrial parks and clusters in the North of the province or to other locations in line with construction planning, land use planning, sector development planning and ensuring environmental protection.
According to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Toan - Director of the Department of Industry and Trade, in March 2022, the Department will advise the Provincial People's Committee to consider and issue relocation criteria. Thuan An will be a pilot locality to relocate production facilities located outside industrial parks and clusters, in which to mobilize large enterprises and corporations to relocate to create a large land fund for Thuan An to develop trade and services.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi speaks to direct the meeting
Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Thuy - Deputy Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment said that for facilities that cause serious environmental pollution but have not yet relocated due to problems in mechanisms and policies, the province should soon issue new mechanisms and policies to support relocation enterprises. For investment enterprises located outside the industrial park or cluster, when the land use period has expired, the land use period shall not be extended.
Through the opinions of the delegates, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi suggested that Thuan An city need to develop a plan to convert the functions of land funds to create consensus among enterprises in relocating production facilities. Choosing an enterprise to pilot relocation. The Department of Industry and Trade soon advises on mechanisms and policies to support relocation to submit to the Provincial People's Committee for consideration and promulgation to support enterprises.
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam