JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

​​Hundreds of unlicensed houses sprout amidst lax regulation in Ho Chi Minh City

​​Hundreds of unlicensed houses sprout amidst lax regulation in Ho Chi Minh City

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 17:27 GMT+7

The regulators failed to enforce punishments in an overwhelming majority of cases 

The government of a suburban district in Ho Chi Minh City has been criticized for letting hundreds of houses be illegally erected with impunity in the area since 2016.

Around 422 private home buildings in Binh Chanh District received no official approval for construction, 400 of which failed to meet requirements to be granted a license, according to a recent inspection report by the municipal Department of Construction.

The department additionally found that out of 114 cases where the Binh Chanh authorities booked unlicensed houses for financial penalties, only 33 paid the fines.

The local government failed to implement 94 out of 105 decisions which forced owners of illegal buildings to handle adverse consequences from their construction, the report added.

This implies that the local enforcement of punishment was weak.

The department likewise pointed out signs of laxity in management which led to other negative results that have been difficult to deal with during the past few years.

The Ho Chi Minh City administration has reprimanded the Binh Chanh regulators and wanted a punishment to be imposed on those officials held accountable for the negligence during the period.

It required all the remaining penalties to be implemented and the unlicensed houses to be demolished in this year’s third quarter.



Read more




Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news