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City to pull down 14 old flats this year, rebuild 6

Update: January, 14/2017 - 09:00
A ramshackle apartment building at 727 Trần Hưng Đạo Street in HCM City’s District 5 – VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – HCM City plans to raze 14 dilapidated apartment buildings this year and rebuild six of them, its Department of Construction has said.

The six, which have 1,785 apartments, are Block D of Cô Giang in District 1, 148 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu in District 3, Block G of Ngô Gia Tự in District 10, Block A of Lý Thường Kiệt in District 11, and 350 and 251 Hoàng Văn Thụ in Tân Bình District.

Developers of the new apartments have been identified for all except Ngô Gia Tự.

The remaining eight to be knocked down, also spread over several districts, have a total of 1,543 units.

The department on Thursday assessed three other old apartment buildings and submitted the results to the city People’s Committee.

Of them, two -- 440 Trần Hưng Đạo in District 5 and 128 Hai Bà Trưng in District 1 – have been rated level D, the worst in terms of safety, because their structures have deteriorated.

The other, at 155-157 Bùi Viện in District 1, is also in very poor shape and needs to be demolished as soon as possible.

The city has 474 old apartment buildings, of which 45 with 4,450 households are in very bad repair, according to the department.

Authorities plans to demolish and rebuild at least half of them by 2020. – VNS



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