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Land from tardy projects used to build public schools

Update: January, 03/2014 - 08:39

The Ha Noi People's Committee has revoked 2.2ha of land from delayed projects for the construction of State-owned schools.— VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi People's Committee has revoked 2.2ha of land from delayed projects for the construction of State-owned schools.

A further 0.7ha of land of that was intended for production plants has been withdrawn to make way for schools.

The land will be used for the construction of public schools in the districts of Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Gia Lam, Cau Giay and Dong Da.

The move was made to tackle the shortage of public schools in new urban areas.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Vu Hong Khanh said the city had asked the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to review the implementation of delayed projects to have land for public schools construction in those areas.

Inspection results showed that only 94 out of 196 plots of land had completed the work of land clearance and basic infrastructure construction, but no schools had been built.

Authorities would continue to inspect the progress of public projects as planned, he said.

The Department of Education and Training had been entrusted with reviewing the proposed construction of public schools across the city, Khanh added.

The municipal Department of Planning and Investment has been instructed to regularly check on delayed projects and report to municipal authorities on the feasibility of reclaiming land for schools or re-investment.

According to a report from the Ministry of Education and Training, the city needed roughly 7 million square metres of land to build schools. — VNS



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