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A deliveryman’s nightmare

Update: May, 16/2016 - 09:00

A deliveryman’s nightmare

For almost an hour under the summer sun in HCM City, an experienced deliveryman struggled to find a house numbered 1806/127/2/6/15/48/2 Huỳnh Tấn Phát Street, Nhà Bè Town. He finally called the person who placed the order to come to the top of alley 1806 to get their goods, online newspaper Vnexpress reported.

Six turns are needed to reach the house, a nigh-on impossible task for those going there for the first time.

Hundreds of other houses in that neighborhood have long addresses. Some locals have complained that their address has made it a challenge for visitors to come their homes.

Local resident Nguyễn Văn Tư at 1086/127/2/6/15/41 Huỳnh Tấn Phát Street said it was difficult for taxis or ambulances to reach their houses.

Tư said that one of his neighbours sold their house over fears that in an emergency, an ambulance would take too long to reach their home.

Vice chairman of Nhà Bè Town People’s Committee Trần Ngọc Anh Quân said that the houses were numbered based on rules set by the city’s Department of Construction.

“We are asking the department to change house numbers for local citizens but this will cause some trouble related to their personal papers,” he said.

Hasty whistleblower fined

A woman in Tân Trụ District, southern Long An Province reported a robbery at a notary office to police last December after mistaking the office owners for thieves.

32-year-old Võ Thị Mỹ Phương saw two people move things in the notary office on the night of December 12, 2015. She called police and posted photos on her personal Facebook page of the suspected thieves.

After reaching the notary office, police found that the “suspects” were a couple who own the office.

Phương removed all posts relating to “the robbery” from her Facebook page. But the story doesn’t end here, as the couple knew about the post and reported it to the police.

Last Wednesday, police fined Phương VNĐ 7.5 million (US$336) for using information to damage the honour, dignity and prestige of the couple.

Little white enamel lies

Residents in Mông Dương Ward, Cẩm Phả City, coastal Quảng Ninh Province gave their houses a fresh look by putting white enamel tiles on all walls early this month.

Even hovels, kitchen walls, bathrooms, fences and gates were paved with while enamel tiles. Broken tiles were also used.

Local residents told Dân Trí online newspaper that they used the tiles to make their houses cleaner and safer. Others refused to answer questions about the tiles.

According to the newspaper, the new look houses are to be removed as they are vulnerable to danger caused by the operation of Mông Dương Coal Joint Stock Company and Thăng Long Coal Company. The residents will be compensated by the end of this month.

Vice chairman of Mông Dương Ward People’s Committee Phạm Minh Chiến said that many local residents had paved white tiles on their house walls to receive more compensation.

Chiến said that the committee asked local residents to stop paving tiles on walls and informed them that any newly-built premises would not be eligible for compensation.-- VNS 

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