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Relocating people from old, dangerous apartments in Hanoi


The Hanoi Department of Construction has just issued a document on repairing, renovating and rebuilding old and dangerous apartments in the city.

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Accordingly, in order to ensure the safety of people and properties in dangerous old apartment buildings, especially in the rainy and stormy season, the Department of Construction requested the People's Committees of Ba Dinh and Dong Da districts to urgently complete the relocation of people and properties out of dangerous old apartment buildings of D level (the highest danger level) in the area.

People's Committees of districts, towns shall inspect, review, classify and make a list of old apartment buildings; guide owners and users to repair and maintain according to regulations and organize the relocation and temporary residence of dangerous houses in the areas under their management.

The renovation, maintenance and repair of apartment buildings must ensure safety in accordance with Articles 86 and 87 of the Law on Housing 2014. The handling of works showing signs of danger, expired works, demolition of works shall comply with Decree No. 06/2021/ND-CP dated January 26, 2021 of the Government.

According to the Hanoi Department of Construction, there are 1,579 old apartments in the area, Hanoi has directed departments and branches to inspect, classify and evaluate the quality of old apartments. Up to now, 401 old apartment buildings have been inspected; in which 8 old apartment buildings are classified as dangerous level D (danger level, in danger of collapse, people must be urgently relocated). Hanoi city has arranged enough fund of temporary housing for households to carry out emergency relocation.

In the period of 2021 - 2025, Hanoi has set a number of tasks to accelerate the progress and feasibility of renovating and rebuilding old apartments, which are: Focus on completing the general inspection, review, inspection and assessment of the quality of all old apartments with the budget capital; Making plans to renovate and rebuild old apartments in the period of 2021 - 2025 for old apartments with inspection results.