Illegal houses razed in Khanh Hoa

Dozen of houses built illegally on land slated for a development project in the city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, are being demolished, according to Vinh Thai Commune People’s Committee.

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Illegal houses razed in Khanh Hoa
The site of unregistered houses in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, which are being razed. — Photo

About 45 illegal houses in Vinh Thon Village are on the demolition list, the committee said.

An official from the committee said on Monday that local authorities had dismantled 25 houses and the remaining demolitions should be completed on Friday, online newspaper reported.

The houses were built quickly on the site of the planned Vinh Thon Village in an effort to gain resettlement fees when the project is built, according to the People's Committee of Nha Trang.

More than 100 houses were illegally built in just a few days on 27ha of land set aside to build the administrative centre of Vinh Thai Commune.


Many unplanned residential areas were also built in other communes, especially in Phuoc Dong, and Vinh Thai communes.

In 2018, more than 600 households with at least 2,700 residents resided in spontaneous residential settlements. They are ineligible for permanent residence registrations.

Chairman of Khanh Hoa Province Le Duc Vinh recently admitted that the illegal houses have long existed in Nha Trang, with many of them being constructed in areas at risk of landslides.

"The existence of houses in these localities resulted from poor government management at all levels from commune to province," the chairman said.

In order to deal with the problem, he directed the Nha Trang People's Committee to demolish illegal houses in the coming months, firstly focusing on houses in Vinh Thai Commune and then moving on to other communes.


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