Ha Noi to allow sand-mining auction

Update: March, 08/2016 - 18:09

Sand being mined in Red River. Five regions in the Red River’s riverbed have been selected for a sand-mining auction. – Photo

HA NOI (VNS) – The Ha Noi People’s Committee has announced a plan to auction sand-mining rights in 2016 in five regions of the Red River’s riverbed.

The move aims to improve the management, exploitation and use of sand there, besides bringing the potential of minerals of the region into full play, attracting investment and increasing the State budget.

According to the plan, the five auction areas cover Dong Quang and Phu Chau communes in Ba Vi District, Lien Hong Commune in Dan Phuong District and Tan Hung Commune in Soc Son District.

The committee said the areas to be auctioned must be in line with the project in terms of exploration, exploitation, processing and use of minerals in the city towards 2020, adopted by the municipal People’s Committee on December 30 last year.

The city’s department of natural resources and environment has been asked to mark and survey the selected areas, assess the mineral potential and select the auction starting price and deposit money for each mineral mine.

The people’s committees of Ba Vi, Dan Phuong and Soc Son districts are responsible for preserving status quo in the areas till they are handed over to the individuals and organisations who win the auction. – VNS

Khanh Duong