gets aggressive on slow-moving projects
|Ha Noi has established
teams to evaluate tardy projects in the area. Hacinco Tower was started
in 2002 but there has been little progress at the site since 2005. —
VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh
HA NOI — The capital
authority will establish independent teams to evaluate all slow-moving projects
in the city, according to vice chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Vu
"We will take
aggressive action to tighten land management and improve the city’s investment
environment," Khanh said at a meeting last week.
As of the end of last
year, 381 projects covering a total area of 4,055ha, or 12.5 per cent of the
city’s total assigned land, were reported to be progressing slowly. This
number includes 294 projects that were sluggish in land clearance and 48
projects that hadn’t done any investment activities over 12 consecutive
months. The last 39 projects were 24 months behind schedule.
During the three-month
evaluation, which started this week, teams are to evaluate all activities, such
as compensation, resettlement and land use, of all tardy projects.
The Department of Natural
Resources and Environment will be in charge of reviewing all projects delayed by
12 months, while the Planning and Investment Department will cover projects 24
months behind schedule. The Ha Noi Steering Committee for Land Clearance will be
responsible for city-level projects while district-level projects will be
covered by working teams established by districts.
The working teams will be
required to submit their findings and suggestions for each project by the end of
October. The municipal People’s Committee will work on these suggestions and
issue final decisions by mid-November. Decisions made by the committee will be
carried out and completed no later than December.
In the first six months of
2009, Ha Noi has revoked 14,960sq.m of land from six projects for leaving the
land unused for too long. —VNS