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HISTORY

A. THE PERIOD 1956 - 1964:

1. In 1956: Urban bureau of Architectural Department was founded in 1956. This was the original organ of Institute of Urban and Rural Planning and Vietnam Institute for Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning (now).

2. In 1958: In 1958, Urban and Rural Agency of Ministry of Architecture was founded on the basis of the urban bureau

3. In 1961: Founded Institute of City and rural planning and design

B. THE PERIOD 1965 - 1975:

1. In 1969: The Institute of City and rural planning and design was divided into 2 institutes including Institute of City and rural planning and design and Institute of city technical design under the Ministry of Architecture.

2. In 1975: Establishing Institute of Urban – Rural construction

In 1975 the Institute of Urban – Rural construction was founded on the basis of integrated 3 institutes: Institute of Civil design, Institute of City and rural planning and design and Institute of city technical design

C. THE PERIOD 1976 - 2008:

C1. The period 1976-1986:

- In 1978: Establishing the Institute of Urban and Rural Planning

The Institute of Urban – Rural construction was divided into 2 institutes including: Institute of Urban and Rural Construction Planning and Institute of Public work and housing design under the Ministry of Architecture.

- In 1979: Establishing the Institute of general construction planning

After establishing the State capital construction Commission, Institute of Planning was divided into 2 institutes including Institute of general construction planning under the State capital construction Commission and Institute of Urban and Rural Planning. Up to 1982, due to the requirements of unifying planning work, 2 institutes were merged.

C2. The renovation period: 1986-1995

In the middle of 1988, new Ministry of Construction was established on the basis of the State capital construction Commission and Ministry of Construction.

- In 1990, the Institute of general construction planning was renamed the Institute of Urban and Rural Planning.

- In 1994, the central region of rural development (1994-5/1996) under the Institute of Urban and Rural Planning was established. In June 1996, it renamed the central region of urban-rural planning (6/1996-3/2008) under the Institute of Urban and Rural Planning.

C3. The period: 1996 – 2008

I. Urban and rural planning work:

- In 1996, the country has overpassed 10 year of renovation and open policy. The achievements in the renovation process affirmed the true direction of the government and the party on the way to overcome obstructions in mechanism, attract the resources to participate in construction of urban quarters, economic zones, entertainment centres… Hence, motive power for urbanization also becomes more than before.

The context of the country put the Institute of Urban and Rural Planning before new opportunity and challenges. It should prove the leading capacity in gathering and regulating the activities of the industry between the centre and the localities at the time when there are many planning institutes and centres for construction planning in almost provinces together with the Institute of Urban and Rural Planning.

The organization structure in the leader board of the Institute had changed much at that time.

- In 2004,  Sub-Institute of Southern Region Urban – Rural Planning was founded on the basis of mergence between Planning enterprise under the General construction and consult company and Southern centre for urban – rural planning.

D. THE PERIOD 2008 – 2013

Vietnam Institute of Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning was founded on the basis of mergence between Vietnam Institute of Urban and Rural Planning and Vietnam Institute of Architecture. This is a great event not only for the staffs of 2 institutes but also renovating guidance in organization work of MOC for two important fields of the country including architecture – urban and rural planning.

Its international name is Vietnam Institute of Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning (VIAP)

Its headquarter is located at 10, Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi

It has 715 staffs including 10 doctors, 80 masters, 498 architects and engineers in different specialities, 40 staffs graduated from high school and college, 78 workers. The Institute becomes the biggest institute in the country and leads at the first position in the field of planning and architecture.

There were 33 divisions and centres under the institute including

1.         General office

2.         Personnel division

3.         Marketing division

4.         Division of finance and accounting

5.         Division of scientific and technical management

6.         Research division of Architectural and Planning theory and criticism

7.         Research division of urban development and architectural buildings

8.         Centre for training and international cooperation

9.         Research department of Architectural history

10.       Research division of construction standardization

11.       Research division of construction typicalization  

12.       Division of D-GIS data management

13.       Centre for construction Planning No1

14.       Centre for construction Planning No2

15.       Centre for construction Planning No3

16.       Centre for construction Planning No4

17.       Centre for Hanoi's planning and architecture

18.       Centre for rural  development planning

19.       Centre for transferring technology of construction planning

20.       Centre for urban design

21.       Centre for surveying and mapping

22.       Centre for research and planning on urban and rural environment

23.       Research centre for monument restoration and architectural museum

24.       Centre for Architectural consultancy and construction investment

25.       Centre for technical management and construction inspection

26.       Centre for architectural and fine arts implementation

27.       Centre for Central region urban and rural planning

28.       Centre for Central region architecture

29.       Centre for Southern region architecture

30.       Sub-institute of Southern region urban and rural planning

31.       Journal of construction  planning

32.       Vietnam architecture journal

33.       National palace for planning exhibition

Board of leaders:

Director: Dr. Arch. Nguyen Dinh Toan (4/2008-8/2009)

Deputy Directors: MA. Arch Ngo Trung Hai, MA. Arch La Thi Kim Ngan, Dr. Arch Le Thi Bich Thuan, Eng. Pham Xuan Tu

- From the middle of 2009: Changing the leader board of the Institute

Director: MA. Arch Ngo Trung Hai

Deputy Directors: Dr. Arch Le Thi Bich Thuan, Eng. Pham Xuan Tu, Dr. Arch Truong Van Quang, MA. Arch Vu Dinh Thanh

E. THE PERIOD 2013 – Up to now

In 2013, Deputy Directors: Dr. Arch Le Thi Bich Thuan, Eng. Pham Xuan Tu were retired.

In October 2013, the Institute was renamed as Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning (VIUP). Its headquarter is located at 10, Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi. Two sub-institutes are situated in Da Nang and Hochiminh city.

Currently, the institute has 538 staffs including 01 Associate professor, 02 doctors, 78 masters, 392 architects, engineers and bachalors in different specialities, 15 staffs graduated from high school and college, 50 workers. The Institute becomes the biggest institute in the country and leads at the first position in the field of planning and architecture.

There were 25 divisions and centres under the institute including:

1.         General office

2.         Personnel division

3.         Division of Marketing and Plans

4.         Division of Finance and Accounting

5.         Division of Scientific and technical management

6.         Research division of Urban development strategies and architectural buildings

7.         Division of D-GIS data management

8.         Centre for training and international cooperation

9.         Centre for Construction Planning No1

10.       Centre for Construction Planning No2

11.       Centre for Construction Planning No3

12.       Centre for Construction Planning No4

13.       Centre for Hanoi's planning and architecture

14.       Centre for Architectural consultancy and construction investment

15.       Centre for technical management and construction inspection

16.       Centre for transferring technology of construction planning

17.       Centre for surveying and mapping

18.       Centre for architectural landscape design and urban environment

19.       Sub-institute of Central region urban and rural planning

20.       Sub-institute of Southern region urban and rural planning

21.       Institute of construction planning and rural development

22.       Institute of environment planning, urban and rural infrastructure

23.       Institute of urban design

24.       National palace for architecture, construction, planning exhibition

25.       Journal of construction  planning

In May 2017, Director Ngo Trung Hai was retired. Assoc.Prof.PhD.Arch Luu Duc Cuong was appointed as the Acting Director of the Institute. Assoc.Prof.PhD.Arch Luu Duc Cuong officially became the General Director in March 2018.

In January 2018, Ministry of Construction issued Decision No 68/QĐ-BXD defining functions, duties, rights and organizational structure of Vietnam Institute of Urban and Rural Planning.

Current board of leaders

There are 20 divisions and centres under the institute including:

1. Division of Organization and Administration

2. Division of Planning and Finance

3. Division of Scientific and technical management

4. Division of data management and GIS applications

5. Research division of Urban development policies and strategies

6. Centre for Information, training and international cooperation

7. Centre for Physical Planning No1

8. Centre for Physical Planning No2

9. Centre for Physical Planning No3

10. Centre for Physical Planning No4

11. Centre for Architectural consultancy and construction investment

12. Centre for Hanoi's planning and architecture

13. Centre for technical management and construction inspection

14. Centre for surveying and mapping

15. Centre for technology transfer of Physical planning

16. Institute of rural planning

17. Institute of environment and technical infrastructure

18. Institute of urban design

19. Sub-institute for Central region urban and rural planning

20. National palace for architecture, construction planning exhibition