Vietnam's lawmakers propose evictions for civil servant squatters

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Vietnamese lawmakers have proposed that the government force civil servants found squatting in state-owned housing to vacate the dwellings during a National Assembly meeting on Friday.
The NA deputies were discussing amendments to the Housing Law that will be passed after the NA session wraps up in late November, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon reported.
In Vietnam, the government allows certain public officials to reside in villas and apartments built with state funds when they are assigned to certain posts or missions that require them to live far from their homes.
When the civil servants retire or their missions end, they must leave the houses.
However, a large number of civil servants remain in the houses when their missions end.
During a review of amendments to the Housing Law held Friday, lawmakers proposed that the government enlist law enforcement to evict civil servants three months after they've received an order to do so.

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