Hanoi seeks to restrict tall buildings

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Hanoi has requested Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to ban or restrict high-rise building projects in nine areas of the inner city to preserve the landscape.

The areas are all of cultural and historical value, including the Old Quarter, which is famous for its 36 guild streets, the Sword Lake area and parts of Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung and Dong Da Districts.

Prime Minister Dung had ordered Hanoi to stop demolishing old villas and constructing high-rise buildings in mid December last year.

The capital city, however, said there were 223 licensed projects for buildings of nine stories or more and they should be allowed to continue.

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