Despite the best efforts by
Hanoi authorities to curb the constructions of super tiny houses, many of
such houses have appeared on a newly-opened road.
The USD304.7m road that
finished construction only in January running from Nhat Tan and Buoi Ward is
considered the capital's most modern road. But only months later, various
tiny houses that are only one to two metres deep have appeared along the new
Some houses are just one
metre wide and two metres long. People have taken advantage of every piece of
land to do business to build temporary homes. The pavement is used to store
thrown away furniture and rubbish.
In addition, many
constructions along the road have not been completed. For example, at some
locations, the pavement has not been tilted properly while a small
electricity pylon needs to be supported by wooden sticks.
Vu Ha, director of the Urban
Transport Development and Investment Project Management Board, admitted that
even though the road had been opened for traffic, many constructions were
incomplete. "In fact, the road is still under construction and it will
only be completed in June," he said.
He went on to say that the
Department of Planning and Architecture was discussing solutions for the
super tiny houses problem.