|The under-construction 8B Le Truc building, which overlooks Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in central Ha Noi, has reportedly built more floors than permitted. — Photo vnexpress.net
HA NOI (VNS) — The municipal People's Committee yesterday asked the developer of 8B Le Truc Building Project to demolish illegally built floors of the building that exceed the permitted height.
The Le Truc Garment Joint Stocks Company's building is located at 67 Tran Phu Street, which previously was at 8B Le Truc Street, Ba Dinh District, about 400m from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
The building, which is under construction, has 19 floors and four basement levels.
It is now 69m tall and has a total floor area of about 3,600sq.m. Compared with the licence issued to the project by the Hanoi Department of Construction in March 2014, the height and gross area of the building were 16m and 6,000sq.m more, respectively, than the permitted level, the People's Committee said in its report to the prime minister last month.
The building was found to be taller than the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the National Assembly building in Ba Dinh District.
A decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in 2013, which approved a revision of the master plan of Ba Dinh Administrative and Political Centre by 2020, said buildings in the district were permitted to have only 11 floors.
The Ha Noi People's Committee said that in case the building developer refused to demolish the illegal constructions, the city's construction department and the Ba Dinh District People's Committee would use coercive measures.
The committee also asked the heads of the construction department and districts to closely oversee, detect and punish violations of construction regulations. — VNS