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Danang to deal with deteriorating apartment blocks
  • By Thanh Van | dtinews.vn | October 01, 2019 11:40 AM
Many people are risking their lives living in deteriorating apartment buildings in Danang City.


 

The apartment block on 50-52 Le Lai Street

The apartment block on 50-52 Le Lai Street, Hai Chau District, has deteriorated badly. The apartment was built since the French colonial period and is home to nine households. Resident Nguyen Bao Thuan said the roofs leaked heavily whenever it rained.

"The toilets often have mosquitoes and rats. The building looks like it can collapse at any time. It's like living on the edge of life and death," Thuan said.


 

The apartment block on 50-52 Le Lai Street is deteriorating badly


The apartment block on 340 Phan Chu Trinh is also in the same condition. The stucco on the ceiling often falls down, threatening the lives of the locals. Tran Giang Nam said his wife and children had to live with his mother-in-law while he stayed at the apartment.

"It's impossible to live here when it rains. The 40-square-metre apartment is not enough for eight people anyway," he said.

Meanwhile, 66-year-old Pham Thi Huong has witnessed the deterioration of the Kiet 340 apartment block. Her wish now is to have a safer living environment for her children.


 

Danang has 25 apartment blocks listed as dangerous buildings

Danang has 25 apartment blocks listed as dangerous buildings. The city authorities have been able to relocate 20 households.

Le Anh, chairman of Hai Chau District People's Committee, said, "We already have relocation plan for households that live in dangerous apartment blocks. Those that refuse the move will be forcibly evicted."

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