|A seriously-degraded building in Dong Da District. The building was more than 50-year old. -- Photo kinhdoanhnet.vn
HANOI (VNS) — Ha Noi's People's Committee recently issued an instruction on checking and evaluating the status of old buildings in the city.
As per the instruction, the municipal construction department is responsible for investigating and evaluating the status of old and decaying buildings.
The department will prepare a list of the buildings that are discovered to be unsafe and submit it to the committee.
The department will propose plans for the repair or demolishing of decaying buildings.
The department has also been asked to co-operate with relevant offices and district people's committees to expand the work.
According to surveys conducted by the Institute of Technological Science and Construction, more than 1,500 buildings in the city were constructed between 1960 and 1990, and some were built even before 1954. — VNS