The Go Vap district currently has 16 wards. There is a huge problem of overcrowding here. Its population has swelled to over 120,000 in recent years, and so quickly that the district’s infrastructure had been unable to keep up. Schools have struggled with enlarged classes. There is also a severe housing shortage. Most of the new residents come from rural areas, and many of them are residing here illegally, without registering with the local government.