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Da Nang to build first multi-storey car park

Released at: 13:52, 12/09/2017

Da Nang to build first multi-storey car park

The overall design of the parking. Photo: Bao Xay Dung

Eight-storey car park to be built in Da Nang's city center.

by Le Diem

The Da Nang City People’s Committee has approved a plan for the construction of the first large-scale car park in the central city, with eight storeys.

The parking lot will be built at 255 Phan Chau Trinh in Phuoc Ninh ward, Hai Chau district, in the city center. On a total area of more than 1,000 sq m, it will also include a green space and public services.

The People’s Committee assigned the Department of Transport to coordinate with consultancy units to implement the plan, with research on technology solutions that ensure the construction will not affect the local environment.

The car park will help meet the increasing demand stemming from resident and tourist numbers rising in recent years, according to the Committee. A lack of public parking results in vehicles parking on the road, especially large buses, during the summer months, causing traffic congestion.

Earlier, Da Nang also approved a private unit investing in an underground parking lot with capital of VND194.7 billion ($8.5 million), to be deployed to 2018. The project has a total construction area of over 4,000 sq m with a capacity of 309 cars and 3,090 motorbikes, at the Tran Cao Van - Dong Da - Ong Ich Khiem intersection in Hai Chau district.

Both plans are part of adjustments made to Da Nang’s master plan to develop a city-wide vehicle parking strategy to 2020 with a vision to 2030.

Car parking is now required to account for between 2 and 4 per cent of the total land area in any new urban development. Existing parking lots will remain unchanged, but vacant land lots will be converted into car parks.

The existing 66,150 sq m inter-provincial coach station straddling the districts of Cam Le and Lien Chieu on the northern side of the city and another covering 63,000 sq m in Hoa Vang district on the southern side of the city will also remain unchanged.

There will also be five new truck stops covering a total of 46,752 sq m and six bus stations for the local Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on a total area of 48,220 sq m.

In addition, 158 public car parks will be built around the city on a total area of over 3.8 million sq m. Of these, 22 are in Hai Chau district, 14 in Thanh Khe district, 30 in Lien Chieu district, 24 in Son Tra district, 32 in Ngu Hanh Son district, 16 in Cam Le district, and the remainder in Hoa Vang district.

These adjustments will help to perfect the city’s traffic network by fully tapping into favorable locations, ensuring closer links between the inner-city and the suburbs, and upgrading existing local arterial roads and building new ones.

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