Tuan Chau Ecopark shoots a hole in one

08:04 | 20/02/2012

The Tuan Chau Ecopark township and entertainment project in Hanoi has been given a new lease of life after the developer’s revised design was given the official seal of approval early this month.

The project started construction four years ago but it was then ground to a halt as the project contained an 18-hole golf course, which was then excluded from the design because its golf course as not in line with the national golf course development master plan approved by the prime minister two years ago.

The project’s construction also encountered hiccoughs because it was located in the former Ha Tay province, which was merged into Hanoi in 2008. Over the last three years urban planners worked on a new master plan for Hanoi and that required almost all urban projects in former Ha Tay province to halt construction for reviewing.

After the master plan for Hanoi was approved last year, Tuan Chau Hanoi JSC - the developers of Tuan Chau Ecopark - started revised the detail development master plan for the project and Hanoi People’s Committee recently permitted the developers to go ahead with the revisions.

Under the new design, Tuan Chau Ecopark will no longer have a golf course. Instead, the project will feature a 110-hectare Disneyland-style park, hotels, hospitals and residential components.

A source from the company revealed that the project would focus more on residential development than previously with the area earmarked for housing development increasing remarkably compared to the former design.

In addition, the township would be developed as an ecological residential area similar to Vincom Village in Long Bien district where around 1,000 villas are under construction along artificial rivers.
All of this is in line with Hanoi’s  master plan to 2030 with a vision toward 2050.

Located in Quoc Oai district, the project will house 6,300 people and the Tuan Chau urban area.
According to the project plan, the 1/500 detailed design is expected to finish next month while site clearance is due for completion this August.n

Nguyen Chung

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