Slum in HCM City’s District 8. District 8 accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the slums with more than 1,000 houses lacking toilets and being located in severely polluted places, according to a district official.
HCM City authorities plan to relocate people living in 20,000 houses in slums along canals and rivers by 2020.
The slums are mainly located in districts 4, 7, 8 and Bình Thạnh and have more than 100,000 people living in unsafe and filthy conditions.
The houses, built with temporary materials, are seriously degraded and often lack toilets. Most of their residents lack steady jobs.
“District 8 accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the slums with more than 1,000 houses lacking toilets and being situated in severely polluted places,” Lê Quỳnh Đài, deputy chairman of the district People’s Committee, told Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper.
The district surveyed the slum inhabitants, asking them where they wanted to live and if they preferred money instead of another dwelling place.
Most would like to remain in the area, making it a knotty problem for the authorities since the compensation they are eligible for is low and inadequate to pay for housing in the vicinity.
Source: VietNam News