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Binh Hung Hoa cemetery relocation project is still looking for investors

On June 19, Binh Tan District People’s Committee, Binh Tan District People’s Committee said that the district is looking for investors according to the official letter of the People’s Committee.

The relocation of Binh Hung Hoa cemetery will be conducted in the form of bidding to select investors.

Accordingly, the People’s Committee of Binh Tan District needs to select qualified consultants to build criteria for calling for investment projects and hire consultants to evaluate the price of the land area calling for investment.

It is known that Binh Hung Hoa cemetery was established before 1975, scale over 44 hectares with about 74,000 graves. In early 2011, the cemetery stopped accepting for compensation preparation, relocation clearance, construction of complex trade centers, ash towers and green parks. However, the relocation of the tombs has only been partially completed.

Binh Hung Hoa cemetery
More than 2,300 graves were removed at Binh Hung Hoa cemetery

Talking to the Law Review of Ho Chi Minh City, Lai Phu Cuong – Deputy Director of compensation area Binh Tan district said that in 2014, the district has moved more than 2,300 tombs with the amount of nearly 30 billion. But from the beginning of 2015 to now, the project seems to be inactive due to lack of capital.

At this time, there are more than 100 files to file but no money to compensate. For households living in the cemetery area, after clearing the graves, if they meet the conditions, they will be compensated, assisted in housing and residential land and considered for resettlement according to regulations.

Regarding this project, Vice Chairman of People’s Committee of Binh Hung Hoa Ward Le Hoang Dung expressed many concerns: “The city has a slow capital arrangement, so it affects the progress of grave removal. Besides the huge number of graves, the process of compiling the compensation documents takes a long time. In addition, because relatives have a large part in the city and the provinces, the percentage of people coming to declare to remove the graves is low “

The relocation of the grave is not timely, causing many people living near the graveyard is extremely bewildered.

Binh Hung Hoa cemetery relocation project is still looking for investors
Ms. Ngo Thi Ngoc Chau next to her temporary house

Ngo Thi Ngoc Chau, 56, a man who has been with the cemetery for the past 20 years, said: “At age 20, I ran water at this cemetery for people to build a grave for 1,000 VND /carry. Sleeping under the porch of people, but where there is no home. New days in this cemetery, I also fear, especially on the rainy night. Now cemetery clearance, I also bear, “Chau sigh. She lives in a temporary shrine about 10 square meters in Binh Hung Hoa cemetery.

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