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Hà Nội to crackdown on delayed projects

Update: May, 16/2018 - 09:00
A design of Tản Viên Luxury International Tourist Resort project in Ba Vì District. Photo Diaocvietonline.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội People’s Council has urged authorities of the two districts of Ba Vì and Hoài Đức in coordination with the city’s related agencies to intensify the inspection of long-delayed construction projects and revoke the credentials of those which are violating the Land Law.

Nguyễn Ngọc Tuấn, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Council who headed an inspection team in the two districts on Thursday, said that once violations were found, they should be reported immediately to the city’s People’s Committee for withdrawal.

He also asked the two districts to clarify the responsibilities of local authorities concerning land management violations.

The local authorities were requested to strengthen the information dissemination work so that people know about projects that are underway and can supervise them, ensuring the transparency.

Tuấn ordered concerned agencies to collect proposals from districts, review the land’s origin and submitted a report to the municipal People’s Committee on revoking violating projects which have been delayed for a long time and are causing public concern.

Over the past few years city authorities had conducted inspections, reclaimed land and handed it over to other investors if original investors were not capable. However, he admitted that many non-State Budget projects were behind schedule for various reasons.

According to Nguyễn Đình Dần, vice chairman of Ba Vì District’s People’ Committee, the district has five projects which haven’t been implemented due to obstacles in land clearance.

For example, nearly 204ha of land has been allocated for the first phase of Yên Kỳ Cemetery expansion project by the municipal People’s Committee since February 2011, but it has not yet begun construction as only 72ha of land has so far been cleared.

Regarding Tản Viên Luxury International Tourist Resort project, nearly 160ha has been cleared for the project but it failed to complete adjustments to the master plan. The district’s People’s Committee has proposed the city authority review the investor’s competence. If the investor was found not competent, the project would be handed over to others, he said.

Similar problems also occurred in Hoài Đức District. The district has 31 projects which use non-State budget investment. Despite the fact that land has been allocated for land clearance work, the projects have been delayed for a long time because of investors’ incompetence. — VNS

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