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Hà Nội to check on illegal lake villas

Update: June, 23/2017 - 17:00
The area around Đầm Trị Lake, where tens of villas have been reportedly built without licences. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, along with Quảng An Ward People’s Committee, will examine whether villas have been constructed illegally on agricultural land in Tây Hồ District.

Speaking at the meeting on Thursday, Đặng Văn Hồi, vice-chairman of the ward’s People’s Committee, said the committee would co-operate with the department’s inspectors to re-examine the entire area around Đầm Trị Lake.

There’s 11,500sq.m of land around the lake, and this includes both agricultural and homestead land. The committee will clarify whether tens of villas were built illegally, Hồi said, adding that all structures in the area had been built before 2011.

Responding to queries about plans to use the land where tens of villas were reportedly built, Hồi said the area was planned for greenery and homesteads.

The committee will submit a report to the district authority on possible solutions in case these villas are found to be on agricultural land, according to the official.

The local press recently reported that many of the French-style villas around Đầm Trị Lake have been constructed without permission. The villas occupy anywhere between 200sq.m and 2,000sq.m of space each. — VNS

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