HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals

Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend the sum on removing slums along canals to make the city more beautiful (Photo: Cat Tuong)

Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful.

The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh.

As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in the areas along canals in districts from now to 2015, the department carried out nearly 70 percent of its target. 

From now on, the city will continue removing more than 4,000 households to other places. It is estimated that removal and resettlement of these households will cost nearly VND4 trillion.

By Nhung Nguyen – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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