A three-storey house is being moved 40 metres in Nghệ An Province. Photo: zing.vn
Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — Construction workers are moving an 800-tonne building 40 metres from its original location in the central Nghệ An Province.
The moving of the 171sq.m three-storey house, with a height of 11 metres, began Thursday morning in Vinh City, supervised by Huy Nam Company, in co-operation with Nghệ An Construction and Foundation Treatment Company and Đức Nguyên Company.
Lê Viết Cương, director of Huy Nam Company, said there would be a 30-degree shift in the direction the house faced, from south-east to south, after the relocation.
Cương, who also owns the house, said it was built last year at a cost of VNĐ4 billion (US$ 178,000). He has been forced to move it to make way for a public project of the province.
About 20 workers are carrying out the relocation work, expected to be completed in three days and cost about VNĐ1.4 billion ($62,000).
Cương said he and his fellow workers had to go to the southern provinces to learn how the house could be moved, an event happening for the first time in Nghệ An.
However, relocation of structures is not new to Việt Nam.
Several “structure movers” in southern Việt Nam, often referred to as “genies”, have been successful in moving large structures such as a 2600-tonne building in Buôn Ma Thuột City in the Central Highlands in February this year. — VNS