Former HCM City district official to buy house for homeless
  • | | December 31, 2019 08:49 PM
Doan Ngoc Hai, former vice chairman of HCM City’s District 1 People’s Committee, is looking for a house to buy for the homeless.

Hai who is known for his struggle against HCM City’s pavement encroachments in 2017, was assigned to be deputy general director of the Saigon Construction Corporation (SGCC) managed by the HCM City People’s Committee in June.


Doan Ngoc Hai (left) 

However, just several hours after being appointed, he submitted his resignation letter to local authorities, explaining that he did not have professional qualifications for the job.

Recently, he sold his mobile phone and watch worth a total VND2 billion (USD86,956) which he is going to spend on buying house in District 5 for around 20 homeless people.

"I have not yet found any house which is appropriate. Each person will be given an instant noodle packet every evening. When they die, I will hold a funeral for them."

During the 25-year working process in District 1, he never turned down any challenging jobs. He voluntarily proposed for being allowed to work in the most remote district of Can Gio but was refused.

He was highly appreciated to be brave and determined in the pavement violation crackdown by the city authorities as well as the public.

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