HCM CITY (VNS)— The government of HCM City has pushed the relevant authorities to resume the relocation of the Thanh Da residential project, which has been on hold for years.
Accordingly, residents living in lots four and six, will be moved to new buildings due to the serious degradation of the site and the threat of landslides along the area of Sai Gon River. Several buildings which were built decades ago, have begun to lean.
Local citizens are concerned that lots four and six could fall into the river anytime. The city government has decided to relocate hundreds of households from these two lots, as a matter of urgency, so that they can begin rebuilding.
Duong Hong Thang, deputy chairman of Binh Thanh District People's Committee, said "We are working with the city Department of Construction on a final plan and the relocation plan will be announced this month."
The Committee's Office approved the acquisition of 1,050 apartments on Ward 12, Binh Thanh District, for the residents to be temporarily relocated to.
The Thanh Da Residential Area was built in the 1960s in Binh Thanh District's Ward 27 and was one of the first residential areas in HCM City. The area has a total of 22 lots and 4,300 households.
It is the thirteenth time the city has announced the relocation of residents living in Thanh Da, the first was announced in 2003. — VNS