|An old apartment building in Hùng Vương District of Đà Nẵng City. The city will remove old buildings in high risk of collapse and fire. — Photo baodanang.vn|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The People’s Committee of Đà Nẵng City has announced at least 24 old apartment buildings will be demolished in 2018-19.
Trần Quang Triết, director of the Đà Nẵng Housing Management Company, told Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper on Thursday that most of these buildings were built before 1975. The buildings were seriously degraded, at high risk of collapse and did not meet fire safety requirements, he said.
People living in them have repaired their apartments, but they still weren’t safe, Triết said.
The electricity system had been damaged over time and was often overloaded due to overuse, leading to short circuits and high risk of fire, he added.
According to Triết, most residents living in old buildings located in the centre of the city want to stay where they are and have no desire to relocate to resettlement areas far from the centre.
Residents said that they did not want to move because the current area was very convenient for business and their daily lives.
According to the land law and the city’s policy, the residents who agree to move to resettlement areas will receive an apartment, but most of them have not agreed to move.
After many meetings with residents, the city decided to allocate a land plot for each household in Cẩm Lệ District’s resettlement area.
The households will receive preferential policies in building costs and pay only 60 per cent of land tax, Triết said.
In 2018, the city aims to remove 10 old buildings. — VNS