Resettlement areas’ construction for Saigon safari to be finished by end of 2019

The People’s Committee of Cu Chi district in HCMC yesterday held a press conference on site clearance, compensation and resettlement for affected households for Saigon Safari project.

A resettlement area for Saigon Safari project

A resettlement area for Saigon Safari project

According to results of the inspection by the Government Inspectorate, the municipal authorities must build resettlement areas and arrange temporary accommodation for affected people soon.
A resettlement project for 275 residential lots covering on an area of 18 hectraes in Bau Dung commune, An Nhon Tay ward was approved in 2013 wih a total capital of more than VND177 billion.
The district’s authorities have kicked off the construction of infrastructure works on an area of 9.5 ha with 161 residential lots on August 8. They have been prevented by 26 project-affected households during five-day working, said head of the Office of the district People's Committee, Nguyen Van Ut.
Affected people asked the local authorities to solve their requests on Safari project before carrying out the construction of resettlement area.
On June 14, the government inspectorate has revealed losses worth VND104 billion (US$4.4 million) at the Saigon Safari project in Cu Chi District due to compensation for site clearance that was carried out against regulations.
Saigon Safari project that covers on nearly 485.35 hectares in An Nhon Tay and Phu My Hung communes in Cu Chi district is licensed in 2004. Around 705 households were relocated.
The city’s government has approved the compensation and site clearance plan for 705 affected households, in which 247 families have registered to live in resettlement areas.Up to 690 households occupied 463.65 ha of land have received compensation from authorities while 15 others have yet to move.

By MAI HOA - Translated by Kim Khanh

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