12 illegal villas to be pulled down in Nha Trang

By Bui Toan   August 28, 2023 | 12:51 am PT
12 illegal villas to be pulled down in Nha Trang
Illegally built villas in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa. Photo by VnExpress/Bui Toan
Twelve villas illegally built in the central coastal city of Nha Trang would be dismantled in September and October, an official said.

Nguyen Cong Danh, chairman of the Vinh Truong Ward People’s Committee, said Saturday the first five villas will be dismantled in a month starting Sept. 10.

The total cost for dismantling the five villas is over VND9.7 billion ($403,704) and the money has been prepared by the authorities of Nha Trang. The owners of two villas have dismantled their structures themselves.

"Seven more will be dismantled from October," Danh said.

The Ocean View Nha Trang project, built by the Thien Nhan II Trade and Service Company in 2009, has 69 villas. But 15 were built not in accordance with the city's planning.

Since the end of 2021, Nha Trang authorities have requested investors to dismantle the illegal structures, but so far only three have been dismantled. Danh said the delays in the dismantling were due to the lack of funds for the process.

"Some owners dragged things out and did not abide by the rules, which is also a reason why it took so long," Danh said.

Nha Trang will pay for the dismantling upfront, before collecting the fees from the owners.

Owners who do not pay up will see their accounts frozen and their land plots unavailable for any transactions.

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