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July, 18 2013 10:15:00

City concedes ground to residents

The HCM City People's Committee has issued a regulation allowing residents, under certain conditions, to build or expand houses that have been built illegally on public land.—Photo cafeland
HCM CITY (VNS)— The HCM City People's Committee has issued a regulation allowing residents, under certain conditions, to build or expand houses that have been built illegally on public land.

As part of the new regulation, households and individuals will be granted permits for expansion of houses on agricultural land in residential areas, if the houses were built before July 2006.

Owners of houses on streets and alleys that are part of street-widening master plans will be granted permits to expand or repair their houses only if the city has not made a decision on taking back the land on which their houses are located.

No house should be higher than four floors, according to the regulation.

Gasoline stations operating before March 2007 will be permitted to rebuild or expand as well.

If these houses have to move to make way for development or infrastructure projects, the State will offer compensation to homeowners that have used the houses for five years. — VNS



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