|A corner of Dam Vac Golf Course in the northern province of Vinh Phuc. Nine golf courses were removed from a development plan for golf courses by 2020 following an order by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. — VNS Photo Truong Vi
HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed an order revising the government's development plan for golf courses until 2020 by removing nine from the list and adding 15 others.
Of the nine golf courses which are no longer part of the list, two were to be located in the northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh; four in the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa; and three in the southern provinces of Long An, Lam Dong and Dong Nai.
Of the 15 additional golf courses, seven would be located in the northern provinces and city of Hoa Binh, Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Yen Bai, Ha Nam and Hai Phong; six in the central coastal provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan; and two in the southern provinces of Tay Ninh and Long An.
Ninety-six golf courses will remain in the plan for development by 2020.
The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to formulate a plan to revise the criteria and conditions of constructing golf courses as well as the regulations governing the courses' operations and management. The ministry will be requested to submit it to the prime minister in 2015. — VNS