Workers destroyed violation construction at 8B Lê Trực Street in Hà Nội. The city has 1,600 construction inspectors working from municipal level to ward and commune levels, but construction experts said violations in the field were still common. — Photo tuoitrethudo.vn
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội has 1,600 construction inspectors working from municipal level to ward and commune levels, but construction experts said violations in the field were still common.
In a recent conference reviewing urban public order, Secretary of the Hà Nội Party Committee Hoàng Trung Hải said that construction violations in Hà Nội were serious as they were seen every day and everywhere.
Hải said that several construction inspectors were found to have helped violators.
The municipal Department of Construction must manage and strictly punish inspectors working with violators, he said.
Hải asked the Hà Nội People’s Committee to propose management methods to the municipal Party Committee soon.
Following Hải’s request, the Hà Nội People’s Committee asked district people’s committees to directly oversee construction inspectors in their localities. The oversight will start at the beginning of next month.
The Hà Nội Department of Construction is completing procedures so that district authorities can arrange inspector forces before the end of this month.
Võ Nguyên Phong, deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Construction, told the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that the arrangement would help inspectors work more effectively.
Organisations’ and individuals’ responsibility in managing construction would be clarified, he said.
Under the new arrangement, the Hà Nội Department of Construction would give guidance and manage salary and personnel.
Districts people’s committees would manage and assign construction inspectors duties.
In another development, by the end of last month, Hoàn Kiếm District meted out punishment in more than 10 cases of construction violations in Trần Hưng Đạo, Lý Thái Tổ, Tràng Tiền and Hàng Khay wards.
The district people’s committee also asked the Hoàn Kiếm Inspection Department to check the responsibility of chairmen of the wards people’s committees in the cases. — VNS