HCM City has decided to convert some 20,000 square metres of public land into residential land to resettle nearly 200 households in the Thu Thiem new urban area whose lands it wrongfully took over. A view of the Thu Thiem new urban area project in HCM City’s District 2. — VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh The management of the urban area said 198 households in Binh Khanh Ward and some neighbouring areas have the legal deeds that make them eligible for the land plots within the area. They are allowed to build a maximum of four floors. The city People’s Committee has instructed the management to complete infrastructure like electricity, water supply and sewage system before handing over the land to the resettled households. They lived on a 4.3ha area outside the originally planned Thu Thiem new urban area, but “the city government illegally took their land”, according to the Government Inspectorate. Recently, the city approved compensation and resettlement for more than 330 households whose lands have been acquired, with those with ownership deeds getting new lots of equivalent size and others who lived on land lots since before October 1993 getting 30-40 per cent of their holding (but not more than 200sq.m). Households with agricultural lands, whether with or without… Read full this story
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