Making Over Hanoi’s Suburbs: The Impact of Resolution 15

Hanoi's expansion 15 years ago brought about a modern transformation to the countryside on its outskirts – a lasting impact ever since August 1, 2028.


The results are revealed by the number of villages that meet the criteria for new-style rural development and improve livelihoods.

By the first quarter of 2023, all 382 communes in the city have met the standards for rural development, making it the highest number of commune-level administrative units to meet national criteria.

Meanwhile, the livelihoods of farmers have been steadily improving, with rural residents earning a per capita income of over VND54 million (US$2,300) per year.

In addition, the suburbs of Hanoi have seen the construction of many schools, roads, and public welfare facilities.

The eye-catching colorful murals of Dong Xuan Primary School, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi.
Part of Vong Xuyen Commune, Phuc Tho District, met the criteria of beautiful, green, clean, and environmental protection.
The modern appearance of Dong Am Village Cultural Center, Phu Man Commune, Quoc Oai District.
Growing pomelos brings significant income to farmers in Dien Village, Bac Tu Liem District. Photo: Huy Pham
High-tech orchid cultivation model widely applied in Me Linh District.
A bird’s eye view of Hanoi’s northern mountainous district of Ba Vi, home to many ethnic minorities.
The traditional incense-making village of Quang Phu Cau in Ung Hoa District has recently become a tourist attraction in Hanoi. Photo: Huy Pham
A new look of Tu Lap A Primary School of Me Linh District, ready for the school year 2023-2024.
A modern rural road in Vinh Quynh Commune, Thanh Tri District.
A neat and tidy residential area in An Phu Commune, My Duc District.