|A truck mining sand along the bank of the Hồng (Red) River in Hà Nội’s Gia Lâm District. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Lâm|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – As many as 13 contraventions of the Dyke Law have been reported in Hà Nội so far this year, according to the municipal Department on Agriculture and Rural Development.
However, authorities in the capital city have only managed to resolve one of the cases.
Specifically, the case was related to the dyke on the right bank of the Hồng (Red) River.
The dyke section passes through Phú Thượng, Nhật Tân, Tứ Liên, Quảng An and Yên Phụ wards of Tây Hồ District. Recently, a number of violations have been reported along the dyke, including the discharge of soil and waste into the Hồng River near Nhật Tân Ward, houses built on agricultural land and in the protected embankment area in Tứ Liên Ward, and houses built without permission from local authorities in Phú Thượng Ward.
The violations caused anger and concern among local residents.
The Hà Nội People’s Committee and the municipal committee of the Party were required to resolve the issues.
The Hà Nội Department for Dyke Management and Flood and Storm Prevention and Control asked ward authorities to improve management, check and mete out punishments regularly, especially for any new violations, and punish anyone illegally selling and buying land in the area.
Chu Phú Mỹ, director of the Hà Nội Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said that the department sent documents asking related districts to help the department in resolving violations related to the Dyke Law and the Law on Storm Prevention and Control.
The department was completing regulations on the organisation and operation of the Fund for Storm Prevention and Control following the Hà Nội People’s Committee’s requirement, said Mỹ. – VNS