King of a modern metropolis
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 3,300sq.km 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.
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
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.