The pavement of about 100 streets in Hanoi will be replaced with natural stones this year instead of conventional concrete bricks.
|Hanoi’s 100 streets to feature natural stone. Photo: ITN
The move comes as the city’s pavement continues to show signs of degradation, hindering pedestrians to walk as well as worsening the image of the city. The natural stones will be used along streets where electrical wires and telecommunication cables are buried underground.
The move comes as the city’s pavement continues to show signs of degradation, hindering pedestrians to walk as well as worsening the image of the city. According to the VNS, for example, some eligible streets in Ba Dinh District include Chu Van An, Nguyen Canh Chan, Hoang Van Thu, Le Hong Phong, Tran Phu, Hoang Dieu and Nguyen Thai Hoc – Kim Ma.
Dong Da, Tay Ho, Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hoang Mai and Ha Dong districts will also have their main streets with natural stone pavements.
The city People’s Committee asked relevant agencies to select proper materials and identify the origins of stones that will be used. Terrazzo tiles and concrete bricks will also used for other pavement along streets in the city.
By the end of 2016, many inner districts in Hanoi started resurfacing work on existing “degraded pavements” with slabs of natural stone that authorities claimed would be “sturdy for the next 50-70 years”.
The Hanoi administration has announced it will pave 936 streets with natural stone in 12 districts across the city by 2020.By Thien Minh