QUANG NINH — The northern province of Quang Ninh has revoked the licences of 38 projects in Ha Long City due to slow progress in work, according to the provincial People's Committee Chairman, Nguyen Van Doc.
The move came after checks on 152 projects in the city by provincial authorities in a bid to tighten project management and improve efficiency of land use.
The investigation revealed that most projects visited by provincial inspectors were found to have been implemented slower than scheduled, and many of these projects had stirred public concern.
"The total area of land to be recalled due to revoked licences totals 980ha," said Doc.
Apart from the 38 recalled projects, there remain dozens of others carried out at a sluggish speed due to delays in land clearance. The province is also considering cancelling projects whose investors do not show adequate commitment to work on land clearance.
According to Doc, some projects that leased land since last September have yet to begin any work. The Hong Gai Tourism Service JSC project to build a tourism and trade centre was an example, as was the Viet My-Ha Long JSC project to build a three-star hotel. Both projects are in the city's Bai Chay Ward.
In a bid to ensure a transparent investment environment, the provincial people's committee earlier this week requested authorities of all districts and Ha Long City to re-check every project that may be held up by slow land clearance and make a report on the issue to the provincial committee in July.
Chairman Doc also called on investors to seriously implement their projects according to schedule and commitments in regards to project quality. — VNS