|An old residential building in Ha Noi. — Photo zing.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The people's committees of provinces and cities have been asked to finalise their lists of dilapidated buildings and urban public works that need to be repaired or demolished.
The committees are expected to submit the report to the government before December 31.
The task has been ordered by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to ensure the safety of people living and working in old residential buildings and public works that are in poor condition.
Dung said such residential buildings could be seen in many places in the country.
He asked the construction ministry to quickly promulgate a set of criteria to verify the safety levels of residential buildings and public works before May.
The people's committees of provinces and cities have to co-operate with the ministry in implementing the task, he said.
As scheduled, the verification should be completed by December 31, 2017.
Ministry statistics show that the country has about 1,690 old residential buildings, mainly in Ha Noi and HCM City. Most of the buildings were built before 1990. — VNS