In the recent years, the speed of urbanization in Vinh Phuc province has increased rapidly. Only in a few years, from a poor province, Vinh Phuc has become an industrial province with an urbanization rate of 34%, the urban population accounts for more than one third of the province’s population. During the process of urban development, Vinh Phuc has created many breakthroughs. Therefore, Vinh Phuc is considered as a bright spot in the overall picture of the country.
Determining the importance of the planning, from 2010 – 2011, the province has cooperated with Ministry of Construction inviting Nikken Sekkei Civil Company of Japan – one the leading corporation in the world on design consultancy in the field of urban planning to study and make the general planning of Vinh Phuc urban area; the master planning for construction of Vinh Phuc urban to 2030, a vision to 2050. This is an important project that has strategic significance for Vinh Phuc urban development in particular and the socio-economic development of Vinh Phuc province in general.
Immediately after the approval of the Vinh Phuc Urban Planning Project, the provincial Party Committee and the provincial People’s Committee implemented many resolutions and decisions to concretize the ideas of building a modern, civilized Vinh Phuc urban in line with the development trend of the country and the region.
In December, 2012, the Provincial Party Committee issued Resolution No. 03 on construction, development and management on Vinh Phuc urban to 2020, orientation to 2030. This is the first resolution of Vinh Phuc province in the field of construction, urban development and management since the re-establishment of Vinh Phuc province in 1997. The resolution had a significant contribution to promote the socio- economic development, complete infrastructure to develop and improve urban areas in the province so that Vinh Phuc province will soon become one of cities under central authority.
After nearly 5 years implementing Resolution 03, Vinh Phuc urban has changed dramatically. Vinh Yen city was upgraded to grade II urban; Phuc Yen town was grade III urban. Up to now, the urban network in the province includes 24 areas ( one grade II urban, one grade III urban and 22 grade V urbans); the rate of urbanization is 34%, urban population acccounts over one third of the province’s population.
The construction of social and technical infrastructure in urban areas were invested and built synchronously and modernly. Environmental protection, disaster prevention and climate change response achieved high results. Improving the effectiveness of State management of urban management had positive changes. Therefore, the quality of the formulation, appraisal and approval of urban planning was gradually increased in line with the socio-economic development of the province.
The implementation of a large number of urban planning projects has confirmed that Vinh Phuc is one of the leading localities in urban planning. .
From now to 2020, the province will continue to invest in more urban infrastructure projects in Vinh Yen city and Phuc Yen town such as roads, water drainage systems, schools and hospitals as the planning.
In order to effectively carry out the objectives, the provincial Party Committee and the provincial People’s Committee will direct the Department of Construction and relevant units to adjust urban development programs and implement these programs according to the regulations of law; propose the plan to implement the roadmap for building Vinh Phuc to become a city under the Central linking to the socio-economic development and the medium, long-term public investment plan of the province.