Ho Chi Minh City Population to Increase Drastically by 2040

By 2040, the population of Ho Chi Minh City will be about 14 million people, while the urban development land scale would be more than 100 thousand hectares.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has just signed a new decrete accepting the task of prolonging & adjusting the Ho Chi Minh City Master Plan to 2040, with a vision until 2060.

The objective is to adjust the city master plan to be in line with the development of the whole HCMC region, in order to become an international trade center for the country and the entire Southeast Asian region.

Some other objectives include: To adjust the city’s general planning in order to meet new requirements in the city’s socio-economic development strategy; create feasible conditions for synchronous implementation of solutions to solve current urban development problems such as: population, housing, infrastructure, traffic, environment, adaptation to climate change and ensure national security.

The scope of planning includes the entire administrative boundary of Ho Chi Minh City with an area of ​​2,095 km2 and the Can Gio area (the specific area will be determined during the planning process boundary, ensuring consistency with the administrative boundary).

The scope of the study covers the entire administrative boundary of Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding provinces in the Ho Chi Minh City region (southern key economic region), including the following provinces: Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Tien Giang; with total area of ​​about 30,404 square kilometers.

By 2040 the population of Ho Chi Minh is expect to increase to about 13 to 14 million people; the scale of land for urban development by 2040, will be about 100,000 to 110,000 ha.

The central requirement for the adjustment of the general planning is a review of the contents approved in 2010; development needs in the new period, in the context of regional development, new development opportunities, conforming with forecasting development realities, in harmony with the requirements of economic development strategy city, sustainable urban development.

Other topics in the decrete:

Adjust the orientation of spatial development, land use and technical infrastructure of the city in accordance with the vision and flexibly adapt to socio-economic fluctuations and climate change; creating more room for development from the land value, offering the reserve capacity for the future and protecting the ecological environment.

Research and update important guidelines and orientations of national and regional planning related to the city; coordinate the city’s guidelines, programs, schemes and projects in a development framework with long-term vision and high implementation.

Formulate a plan to implement the master plan in detail, with reasonable divergence, associated with implementation of resources; show the scope of space – land; select priority problems to solve (regional linkages, population distribution, housing, quality of life, urban traffic, flood management, resource use…), improve the situation and promote urban development, city’s economy – society.

For more information about Ho Chi Minh City’s future planning & development please contact me directly via email at: daisy@mycasagroup.com

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