Odd-shaped houses sprout up after street enlargement
  • By Nguyen Tuong | | January 06, 2019 04:13 PM
Many odd-shaped houses have appeared on Pham Van Dong Street in Hanoi after a project to widen the street started.

The project to expand the 5.5km section from Mai Dich to Thang Long Bridge of the Ring Road 3 costs over VND3.1trn (USD133.5m). Of which over VND1.8trn is for ground clearance. The street will be enlarged from 56 metres wide to 93 metres with six lanes.

Hanoi authorities have relocated 796 households and 55 agencies to use 391,900 square metres of land for the project. After the ground clearance work, there are many small plots of land and the owners have built houses on whatever is left behind. Many admitted that the houses look unconventional but they don't want to waste the land.

Nguyen Ngoc Quang, chairman of Co Nhue 2 Ward, said on January 4 that the land which was granted building permits were over 30 square metres and followed the urban planning.

"Those houses met the requirements. Plots of land that are less than 30 square metres are still empty and will be merged with other constructions in the future," he said.

Some photos of the street:



Odd-shaped houses sprout up after street enlargement


A small plot of land

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