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Financial support increase proposed for resettlement in HCMC

By T. Huy

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HCMC – HCMC has proposed expanding the list of eligible persons and increasing financial support for the city’s residents as they await a resettlement arrangement.

The proposal was made at a conference held on March 28 by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of HCMC to seek public feedback on a draft resolution supporting residents with resettlement.

According to a representative of the Department of Finance, those eligible for financial aid to cover house rentals include individuals and households required to urgently move out of seriously deteriorating apartment buildings, life-threatening polluted areas and areas vulnerable to landslides, given that these persons have not been arranged with resettlement.

Those subject to on-site resettlement due to part of their homes and land being cleared are also included in the list.

According to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, when land is revoked to be handed over to an investor for project development, homes and land for resettlement must be made ready. However, during the past time, homes and land for resettlement have not been made available beforehand due to the urgent needs of affected households and individuals in on-site resettlement or handover of site clearance for the project execution.

It is, therefore, necessary to add those who choose to find their temporary living places on their own and supplement actual residential conditions before issuing the land revocation notice to the list of eligible subjects to calculate financial support for temporary residence.

The conference attendants also agreed that the financial support proposed in the draft was low and should be raised to meet the actual demand.

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