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Land use, budget violations found in Sóc Trăng Province

Update: September, 23/2016 - 09:00
Tourists visit Dơi Pagoda in southern Sóc Trăng Province. The Sóc Trăng City People’s Committee was found illegally allow the Satraco Joint Stocks Company – a tourist service provider – to use over 8,000sq.m. area of Dơi Pagoda. — VNA/VNS Photo
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HÀ NỘI — The Government’s Inspectorate has uncovered violations relating to land use planning and management as well as budget expenditure in southern Sóc Trăng Province during the 2010-2014 period.

According to its conclusions released on Wednesday, during the 2010-2014 period, many activities relating to land use planning and management in Sóc Trăng Province were not in accordance with the land law.

For example, Sóc Trăng City People’s Committee allowed the Satraco Joint Stocks Company – a tourist service provider – to use over 8,000sq.m. area of Dơi Pagoda.

Vĩnh Châu Town People’s Committee granted land-use right certificates to ineligible land users and did not collect land use fees from 32 local households.

In addition, the quality of land use planning was poor as only a few of the 440 key projects approved by local authorities were implemented.

Sóc Trăng Province People’s Committee approved 20 projects, while mistakes were found in most of the projects, particularly in bidding and selecting constructors.

The government’s Inspectorate calculated that it had not collected over VNĐ122 billion in land-related violations in the province.

Earlier, at a meeting with the province’s leaders, Đặng Công Khuẩn, vice head of the Government’s Inspectorate, asked the province to follow the Inspectorate’s conclusion and recommendation by the end of this year.

The province’s leaders were asked to impose appropriate penalties on persons and organisations involved in the violations.

The government’s Inspectorate also suggested that the province increase the quality of staff, which was a major factor for the wrong collection and expenditure of the budget. — VNS  

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