Hoi An rushes to reinforce ancient houses against Storm Noul
  • | dtinews.vn | September 18, 2020 11:34 AM
The authorities in Hoi An have reinforced heritage sites and called for the locals to reinforce their houses before Storm Noul.

Hoi An has 34 dilapidated constructions, nine of them are in extremely severe condition, 17 in severe condition and eight are in slight degradation.

Deputy Director of Hoi An Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation Pham Phu Ngoc said the authorities managed six old houses and the iconic Japanese Bridge. The rest are private properties. They have started to reinforce the sites and provided help to owners with disadvantaged backgrounds.

They also called for other owners to reinforce their old houses. The centre will lend technology and equipment.

Nine old houses that have extremely deteriorated have the roofs rotted and may not be safe in the storm.

Moreover, many people are still living inside such houses. As a result, the local authorities issued an official document asking the households to temporarily close businesses and evacuate.

Three of the most deteriorated houses are along the Hoai River which will be flooded first if there is heavy rain. The other houses are on Tran Phu, Phan Chau Trinh, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, and Phan Boi Chau streets.

Some photos of the houses being reinforced ahead of the storm:





Hoi An rushes to reinforce ancient houses against Storm Noul.

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