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Hanoians in dilapidated buildings to be relocated

Update: April, 28/2016 - 18:05
Some old buildings in Thành Công ward are in a state of disrepair, threatening residents living there. — VNA Photo Tuan Anh
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Residents in old dormitories of Hà Nội’s Thành Công, Ngọc Khánh, Ba Đình and Cống Vị wards will be relocated following a decision by the capital city’s People’s Committee.

The decision was issued this week after the city’s construction authority warned that these old buildings were in danger of collapsing at any time due to decades of degradation and damage.

To arrange temporary accommodation for those relocated, the Hà Nội People’s Committee has approved a plan to provide 172 apartments, including 100 high-rise apartments in block E, in the Yên Hòa urban area of Cầu Giấy District, 42 in Phú Thượng Ward, Tây Hồ District and 30 in the CT1 bloc of the Giao Lưu City urban area in north Từ Liêm District.

Specifically, the Ba Đình District People’s Committee was assigned to set up plans for the relocation and compensation of residents.

The district authority should also be responsible for providing temporary resettlement of the residents who used to live in bloc 1 and 2 of G6A building in Thành Công Ward, bloc 1 of Ngọc Khánh Ward and bloc 1 and 3 of the Justice Ministry Dormitory in Cống Vị Ward, Ba Đình District.

For those households who wish to receive money to rent themselves a temporary apartment, the Ba Đình People’s Committee said will also provide financial support as a way to help them stabilise their lives after relocation.

Ealier, the Hà Nội Department of Construction submitted to the city’s People’s Committee the results of an assessment on 42 old residential buildings in the city.

The department found all of these building were suffering from serious degradation and damage and warned that they were at the highest risk of collapsing at any time.

The construction authority demanded there should be urgent relocation of all residents in those buildings. — VNS

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