|A conference centre under construction inside the Dalat Palace Hotel in the Central Highlands Đà Lạt City. The extension on top of the building was built without permit. — Photo tienphong.vn|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ LẠT — Workers were seen working at a site in Central Highlands’ Đà Lạt City on Monday even though construction was suspended.
The workers were working on the construction of a conference centre, located inside the five-star Dalat Palace Hotel on Trần Phú Street, despite the city People’s Committee’s decision to suspend work following an illegal extension last Friday, the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported.
The project was allowed to have two storeys and two levels of basement, but its investor, ĐL Royal JSC, built an extra part on top of the building without a permit.
The city People’s Committee, on Friday, decided to impose a fine worth VNĐ40 million (US$1,760) on the company for the violation. It also requested the company to prepare paperwork required for a building permit for the extended part of the convention centre.
The extension must be removed if the authorities deny permission, the committee said.
The committee also requested the head of the city’s urban management division and chairman of the People’s Committee of Ward 3 to identify personnel that did not fulfill their management responsibilities in connection with the extension.
Nguyễn Bảo Sơn, deputy director of ĐL Royal JSC, told the Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper on Monday that the workers were working on permitted parts of the construction site, and not on the extension. — VNS