|Elevator area is used for parking bicycles at an apartment in HA Noi. Ha Noi's resettlement residential housing lacks managerial boards to repair dilapidated infrastructure, causing trouble for residents. — Photo baotintuc.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi's resettlement residential housing lacks managerial boards to repair dilapidated infrastructure, causing trouble for residents.
An elevator at building N2A in the Trung Hoa-Nhan Chinh residential quarter in Thanh Xuan District has been out of service for four months, but no one is responsible for conducting the repairs. The residents themselves would need to call a repairman and pay VND20 million (US$900) themselves.
The Trung Hoa-Nhan Chinh residential quarter's other buildings have malfunctioning elevators as well, said Le Quy Hong, head of the residential group in Nhan Chinh Ward. They also had sewage system blockages, broken taps and no fire prevention plans.
Ha Noi's 173 resettlement buildings are managed and operated by the Ha Noi Housing Management and Development Company, and the Ha Noi Housing Investment and Development. Only 15 of the buildings have managerial boards.
Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, deputy chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee, said each building must have its own board under the amended Law on Housing, which went into effect in July.
In the beginning of July the committee asked the municipal Department of Construction and Ministry of Construction to issue a detailed decree and guidance about founding managerial boards. If the investors and residents could not agree on a plan to set them up, the boards would be founded by local People's Committees.
The decree would also regulate building equipment maintenance fees, Tuan said. — VNS