According to the plan, which has been adjusted by the prime minister, the city will be divided into seven areas, covering over 15,000 hectares.
The city is forecast to have a population of 500,000-520,000 by 2025. The figure will reach 620,000-650,000 in 2035, doubling the current population. More public spaces are being planned as a result of the increasing population.
These public spaces will include Long Son Island, which will become the oil and gas heart of the country; Go Gang Island, where a new urban area connected with Go Gang Airport and an ecological urban area associated with a mangrove forest will be developed; and the northern Phuoc Thang region, which will form a new urban area.
The four remaining areas comprise the industrial zone-port region, to be used for maintaining the existing ports and industrial zones; the existing residential area for upgrading, embellishing and redesigning the urban area; the northern part of Vung Tau, which will be the city’s new administration center; and the coastal Chi Linh-Cua Lap region, to be developed into a complex comprising resorts, accommodations, golf course and commercial services.
The zoning plan focuses on protecting the natural landscape and opening more public spaces at beachside locations.
Under the plan, the construction of the city’s administration center, which is set to cover 14 hectares, is expected to modernize northern Vung Tau.