King of a mod­ern me­trop­o­lis

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Prov­ince, four com­munes in Löông Sôn District of Hoøa Bình Prov­ince, and Meâ Linh District of Vónh Phuùc Prov­ince with the cap­i­tal. Haø Noäi's area tripled, in­creas­ing it to more than 3, and mak­ing it one of the 17 largest cap­i­tals in the world.

"Five years have passed and we see that the Na­tional Assem­bly made the right de­ci­sion by ex­pand­ing Haø Noäi's bound­aries," said Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Nguyeãn Xuaân Phuùc at a meet­ing re­view­ing the re­sults of the Haø Noäi's ex­pan­sion plan five years later, on July 31.

Haø Noäi’s GDP per capita in­creased by 1.3 times af­ter five years, to $2,257 in 2012, with al­most 60,000 house­holds get­ting out of poverty.

New face

The ru­ral new face.

"Be­tween 2008 and 2012, more than US$2.4 bil­lion has been in­vested to de­velop ru­ral ar­eas," said Nguyeãn Theá Thaûo, chair­man of Haø Noäi's Peo­ple Com­mit­tee.

Ac­cord­ing to him, 100 per cent of house­holds now have ac­cess to elec­tric­ity, 70 per cent have a tele­phone, over 90 per cent of house­holds can af­ford a tele­vi­sion set, and 95 per cent of com­mune res­i­dents have com­put­ers


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a con­nected to the in­ter­net.

The per capita in­come of a ru­ral area has reached 21 mil­lion

(US$1,000), or 2,6 times more than be­fore the city's ex­pan­sion.

As of June 2013, Haø Noäi has 12,6 mil­lion square me­tres of new hous­ing and an av­er­age growth of 10.5 per cent per year since the ex­pan­sion be­gan.

New and mod­ern ur­ban ar­eas have been built, in­clud­ing Cipu­tra, Linh Ñaøm and Vieät Höng, which has drawn do­mes­tic and for­eign in­vestors. The 200ha Linh Ñaøm ur­ban area in Hoaøng Mai District was in­au­gu­rated in 2009 and can house up to 25,000 peo­ple.

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