Serious mistakes of the Vietnamese Government in the policy of expelling hospitals and universities from the center of Hanoi

W.Minh Tuấn

On April 22, 2003, the Government of Vietnam issued Decision No. 64/2003/QD-TTG on the relocation of factories, hospitals, universities,,, causing pollution out of urban centers.

Relocating is a fancy way of saying, it’s actually an eviction, expel.

Then, on January 23, 2013, the Government continued to issue Decision No. 130/QD-TTg on Measures, Roadmap and the use of the aforementioned displaced land.

By June 2021, the Ministry of Construction reported on the delay in the above relocation, and urged all levels and sectors to urgently relocate according to the Government’s policy.

I think:

Firstly, the eviction-relocation of polluting and toxic factories and Governmental facilities out of the center of Hanoi and urban areas is the right thing to do.

But secondly, moving hospitals and universities out of the centers of cities is the most serious mistake, both in practice, and in culture, in history, in morality, and in the “State of the People, by the people, for the people”.

Hospitals that cause “highly infectious” – the language of Decision 130 – must be cleaned, not polluted, not infectious. Hospitals that want to cure diseases must be clean, non-polluting, and non-infectious, sanitary, healthy, hygiene.

If the hospital pollutes, causes infection, cannot clean it, unhygienic, insanitary, then these hospitals must be removed, not moved to another location. Because if you move that infectious hospital to another place, without cleaning it, without hygiene it, it will continue to infect, and continue to spread the disease everywhere, spreading to the whole country and the whole world. We all know that the current COVID19 only originated in a very rural province in China, and it spread to the whole world as it is now.

Then moving the infectious hospital to another place will not solve the source of the infection.

To solve the infectious hospital, there is only one way is to modernize the hospitals, make it clean, capable of curing disease, not move it elsewhere.

Thirdly, hospitals and schools located in the center of big cities representing a State serving the people, a State of the people, by the people, for the people, a State not of real estate investors, not the State of apartments, of supermarkets, of restaurants, and of hotels.

If it is said to move hospitals and universities out of urban centers to build public welfare works, which public welfare and service works are better and more meaningful

What is more beautiful, more cultural, more humane than hospitals, schools?

Let’s see how Vincom acquired land for Tran Hung Dao Mechanical Factory at 191 Ba Trieu Street, Hanoi, what public service and welfare works did Vincom build in this location? Now just a modern apartment-supermarket, enriching Vincom.

And buy state land from hospitals, schools, offices, factories at the cheap State price, cheap as ducks, then build apartments, supermarkets selling at market prices, then try to ask who doing this is not rich? Who can’t become a dollar billionaire overnight?

Let’s see what welfare works, public service culture in this land of Tran Hung Dao Mechanical Factory?

At first, it was thought that the land of that Tran Hung Dao Mechanical Factory would be built as a green park named Tran Hung Dao Park, or a library named Tran Hung Dao Library, or a square bearing the name of Tran Hung Dao, named Tran Hung Dao Square, or a rail-roads such as metro-tram hub for Hanoi’s future public transport system, or a Tran Hung Dao Hospital, a free of charge hospital that treats people poor for no-money, like the Phu Doan Hospital, which the French built in the current Viet Duc hospital, or a Public-shopping-entertainment- cultural activity center of the State, named after Cultural-shopping center Tran Hung Dao, serving the people, not a private center serving real estate shark interests.

But not. Now it’s just the Vincom Supermarket-Apartment area, enriching Vicom only.

How many achievements of the revolution, how much blood and bones of compatriots and soldiers have poured down to gain independence and freedom for the nation, and then now are these revolutionary achievements only serving the interests of the real estate shark group? Do real estate sharks go out lobbying with policymakers to enact policies that benefit real estate sharks?

And policymakers turn out to be low-class hires-slaves for the real estate sharks?

Is the State by the people, of the people, for the people in Vietnam now just the State of the real estate sharks, for the real estate sharks? of the real estate sharks only?

In the world, there is no country that expels hospitals and schools from urban centers.

In Tokyo, major hospitals, treating serious illnesses, and even treating infectious diseases, the COVID19 disease, are located in central Tokyo.

Keio University, Waseda University, Todai University, Japan’s most famous universities are all located in central Tokyo.

In Korea, major hospitals and major universities are located in the center Sound capital Soun.

In the US, France, UK,,,,big hospitals and universities are all located in the center of big cities, located in the center of the capital, representing a social welfare state, a state with culture, the State of the people, by the people, for the people.

The headquarters of the university Paris 7- Université Paris Cité is located at 85 Avenue Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the center of Paris. Other Paris 7 campuses were further developed in other locations from the 5th to the 18th arrondissements of Paris, and spread to the suburbs immediately adjacent to the bustling urban areas, and as far as some territories certain overseas, the territories of France throughout the world.

The so called evil capitalists in France did not expel the Paris 7 university from the center of Paris as the Government of the people, by the people, for the people of Vietnam is doing now.

In the US, George Washington University, founded in 1821, and no moving nowhere, is headquartered at Foggy Bottom, 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052, United States.

George Washinton University in Washington DC, US capital

The exploited capitalists but still like as good as that, let alone Vietnam, we are the State founded by the people making revolution, in the 1945 Declaration of Independence of Vietnam, in the Vietnam Constitution, it is said that the State is of the people, by the people, for the people.

But why would the State of Vietnam expel schools and hospitals from urban centers, with the beautiful reason of fighting traffic jams and reducing pollution?

Solving pollution, and preventing traffic jams, we must develop public transport, build subways and high roads, develop infrastructure, clean hospitals, why not do that, but only want to kick schools and hospitals out of the center? urban center?

Is our Vietnamese state a State of the people, by the people, for the people?

And look at all the factory land sold to the real estate owners, are there any public buildings, libraries, cultural houses, parks built on it? See how new apartments and supermarkets are being built there, causing traffic jams, and new pollution? It’s worse than before.

And fourthly, I would like to suggest to Vietnam Government that the Vietnamese Government should review and re-check all projects that sell land of factories, hospitals, and schools to real estate owners, see what the selling price is, if too much cheap, too much damage to the State, the price difference must be recovered.

We all know that just by buying cheap land from the State, then building apartments, supermarkets, then sell and rent apartments, supermarkets at market prices, then real estate owners must become dollar billionaires overnight.

Let’s try to see Vincom buy land for Tran Hung Dao Mechanical Factory, 191 Ba Trieu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, according to the domestic press, the value of Vincom’s entire project is 600 billion VND. This amount is not enough to buy land, let alone the money to invest in the construction of a supermarket-apartment building.

The government needs to boldly amend 2 wrong decisions 64, and this Decision 130, not to expel schools and hospitals from the centers of urban areas, but to build more hospitals and schools in the center of Hanoi, of the cities, at the heart of the cities, representing a Vietnam State of the People, By the People, For the People, not the State of real estate investment sharks. ///

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