HCMC to remove 10,000 houses on/along canals by 2020

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HCMC is making efforts to finalize removal of 10,000 houses on/along canals by 2020 and re-arranged the life of affected residents, according to the city’s urban development plan in the phase of 2018-2020.

HCMC is making efforts to remove all canal houses by 2025 (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC is making efforts to remove all canal houses by 2025 (Photo: SGGP)

By 2021, the city will remove an extra of 6,646 houses and the remaining ones will be evacuated by 2025.
During the phase of 2018-2020, the city will rebuild and upgrade three old apartment blocks with 1,414 apartments, start work on 26 projects providing 4,500 apartments, complete removal of 936 households from 15 apartment blocks including Ngo Gia Tu in District 10 and Thanh Da in Binh Thanh districts.
In addition, relevant agencies will conduct construction quality inspection over 449 apartment blocks, repair and upgrade 151 others.

By MINH HUY – Translated by Hai Mien

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