Nationwide urbanisation rate reaches 41 percent

As of June, Vietnam had 883 urban areas of all types across the country, representing an urbanisation rate of 41 percent, up 0.6 percent from the same period last year.
Nationwide urbanisation rate reaches 41 percent
Nationwide urbanisation rate reaches 41 percent. (Photo: VNA)

According to the Ministry of Construction, 92.8 percent of urban residents had access to clean water in the period, an annual increase of 0.8 percent.

As of late 2020, Vietnam counted 862 urban areas, and its urbanisation rate expanded to nearly 40 percent from 30.5 percent in 2010.

The rate is expected to reach at least 45 percent by 2025 and over 50 percent in 2030, and to stay in the upper middle range as compared with the average in Asia and Southeast Asia by 2045.

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(Source: VNA)