Vice chairman of Hanoi city People’s Committee Vu Hong Khanh asked the departments of construction, planning and architecture, and culture, sport and tourism to appraise villas built before 1954 for consideration for the list of preservation.
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According to the statistics of Hanoi Department of Construction, there are 1,586 villas in the city built during the French domination. There are 562 private villas, 1,024 state villas, and 42 villas in Ba Dinh political centre which are not allowed to be privatized.
Most of the villas have been downgraded. Hundreds of villas enlarged, some being deformed in the process. State villas are being used by hundreds of agencies and enterprises./.