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PM urges fresh efforts to facilitate projects in Ha Noi

Update: August, 14/2014 - 08:22
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets with relevant ministries and agencies along with authorities in Ha Noi to seek every possible way to remove difficulties for projects at the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park and the Viet Nam National University in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked relevant ministries and agencies along with authorities in Ha Noi to seek every possible way to remove difficulties for projects at the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park and the Viet Nam National University in Ha Noi.

At a working session held yesterday, the Government leader said the construction of several hi-tech areas would serve the application and development of science and technology in efforts to improve productivity and national competitiveness.

He said the slow progress of the two projects was partly due to inappropriate allocation of investment resources, adding that the general scale of the two projects would be maintained while detailed planning should be revised to maximise the efficiency of investment and prevent wastefulness.

Pinpointing site clearance and relocation of residents from the site as the biggest problem, Dung asked Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam to hold a meeting with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning and Investment this month to review and allocate capital and complete the work as soon as possible.

Approved in 1998, the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park covers nearly 1,590ha. It has so far attracted 70 projects with total investment of more than VND56 trillion (US$2.67 billion).

However, only 70 per cent of the park has been cleared for construction.

The nearby Viet Nam National University project is also facing the same problem, with an additional VND7 trillion ($33 million) needed to complete site clearance for both projects. — VNS

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