Hanoi Map, 2000
This map of Hanoi in 2000 showing future development until 2020 shows the government’s vision. The city will would be developed and expanded outward, most significantly towards the South and Southwest with the new development of mainly residential NUAs (Linh Dam highlighted in red, Dinh Cong, Yen Hoa, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh in the Southwest with high-rise commercial/business development, Trung Yen, Tran Day Hung and privately-developed Ciputra). The city proper area was envisioned to be doubled in this 20 years. The population rose from 5 million to 7 million between 2000 to 2014.