The district People’s Committee has announced that August 31 is the deadline to dismantle the kiosks, which owners refused to remove although their land lease contracts have expired. The majority of the kiosks’ area is within the boundary of second metro line Ben Thanh-Tham Luong.
The kiosks have mainly been used for selling pottery products, ornamental plants and fish.
Previously at a conference on August 8, deputy Minister of Defense Tran Don proposed Tan Binh district and relevant agencies to work together and clear away 50 kiosks and three filling stations in Truong Chinh street within a month.
The ministry will hand over the entire cleared area, measuring 650 meters in length from Cong Hoa Prow to Pham Van Bach street, to the city to manage and use.
The coercive removal resulted in kilometer long traffic jam in Cong Hoa, Truong Chinh and Hoang Van Thu streets. The worst congestion occurred in front of Tan Son Nhat Airport.