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West Lake not filled up to build hotels

Update: August, 14/2017 - 21:00
Tây Hồ District is carrying out a project to improve the environment of the West Lake in the area along Nguyễn Đình Thi Road. – Photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

 

HÀ NỘI  The People’s Committee of Tây Hồ (West Lake) District of Hà Nội City has reacted to the recent rumour related to filling up the West Lake for building hotels.

The rumour was posted on a social network site with some photos showing two excavators filling up the lake.

Local authorities affirmed that the lake management board was carrying out a project to dredge some 30,000cu.m of mud on a 4ha area of along Nguyễn Đình Thi Road.

This was a project by the district to improve the environment of the lake which was approved in 2016, a representative of the committee told Dân trí online newspaper.

However, the project was delayed for a long time due to the local authorities asking the management board to apply advanced technology in improving environment of the lake.

The project has been appraised by the Department of Construction.

Dredging is expected to be completed next month. – VNS

 

 

 

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