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HCM City to preserve 16 old villas

22:15 | 16/10/2019

The Ho Chi Minh City Development and Research Institute has proposed preserving 16 villas built before 1975 because of their historical and cultural importance.

A heritage villa built before 1975 in HCM City’s district 3. (Photo: VNA)        

The villas are located on Hai Ba Trung, Pasteur and Phung Khac Khoan streets in District 1, and Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Vo Van Tan, Cach Mang Thang Tam and Le Quy Don streets in District 3.

The institute recently completed a year-long assessment of the preservation status of 86 old villas, which are mostly located in districts 1 and 3. However, its classification process is still ongoing.

Last year, the city government officially issued criteria to determine the conservation status of the city’s villas built before 1975. To perform the task, the institute established a classification committee.

The villas are being placed in three groups based on their historical and cultural importance.

HCM City has nearly 900 villas built before 1975, mostly located in districts 1, 3, 5 and Thu Duc, which have been recommended for classification by owners and authorities.

Only 86 villas are currently eligible for classification, while the remaining villas have yet to be assessed and approved by the Department of Planning and Architecture under current regulations.

Of the 86 classified villas, 16 have been classified as type 1; 49 as type 2 (must be preserved); and 17 as type 3 (can be demolished), according to the committee.

All the villas in type 1 and 2 categories will be submitted to the city’s People’s Committee for approval. If they are approved, they will have to maintain the external architectural shape, the number of floors, and the building height.

The People’s Committee has asked the institute to submit a report on the assessment of the old structures, and has urged the institute to finish the classification of remaining old villas by the end of the year.

The People’s Committee has also asked the Department of Construction to strictly manage and prevent investors of old villas from arbitrarily and illegally demolishing and dismantling them.

District authorities have also been asked to continue to review and classify these buildings.

Owners of many old villas and houses have demolished them to build new houses. Since 1990, over 50 percent of the city’s French villas have been torn down.

Valuable old buildings, mostly built during the French colonial period, include the HCM City People’s Court (built in 1881), King’s Palace or Revolutionary Museum (1885), Majestic Hotel and Notre Dame Cathedral (1887), Saigon Post Office (1886-1891), HCM City’s People’s Committee (1907), Opera House (1900) and Ben Thanh Market (1912-1914).

Many colonial villas have been renovated and now house schools, restaurants and coffee shops, most of which are located in District 3 on Tu Xuong, Vo Van Tan, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Le Quy Don and Tran Quoc Thao streets.

In recent years, more old houses and villas, however, have been demolished or have fallen into disrepair.

Villas that are museums or state-owned houses got funding to be maintained, according to the People’s Committee.

However, a large number that are private properties have not been taken care of properly. Some of the villas are so dilapidated that they are no longer habitable./.   



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