|A view of Nam Ô beach in Đà Nẵng City. – Photo soha.vn|
ĐÀ NẴNG – The People’s Committee of the coastal city of Đà Nẵng asked Trung Thuỷ Group, the main investor of Lancaster Nam Ô Resort in Liên Chiểu District, to reassess and adjust the construction plans to preserve historic sites and improve access to public beaches.
At the meeting with local related agencies and the company on Thursday, Huỳnh Đức Thơ, the city head, gave new instructions on keeping the status quo of historic constructions on the project sites such as Nam Ô Village Temple and proposed solutions to restore those buildings.
He also asked the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to coordinate and cooperate with other related agencies to quickly carry out the procedures of land acquisition and allocation, determine financial and environmental responsibilities of the investor and timely report incurred problems to the city People’s Committee.
Nam Ô fish sauce trade village, which is located in the project site, will also be restored.
Nguyễn Thành Tiến, the city’s deputy chief of staff, said in April, 2018, local authorities and related agencies were expected to complete the draft project proposal based on mentioned requirements and present to the city People’s Committee for evaluation and approval.
According to the Vietnam News Agency, the project of Lancaster Nam Ô Resort on the area of 43.2ha was approved by the city authorities in 2010.
In March, 2014, its construction size was reduced to 36.6ha with a total investment of VNĐ3.3 trillion (US$146 million). After eight years, the investor has completed land clearance and started planning the construction.
The resort project contains 52 beach villas, a five-star hotel, an international convention centre and entertainment facilities.
In March this year, the project was reported to the city’s People’s Committee for intentionally blocking the path leading to the beach by Nam Ô Village residents.
In the following meeting, the authorities asked Trung Thuỷ Group to remove fences and barriers around the construction site so that people can access to the public beach.
As Nam Ô Resort is not a sole coastal project in Đà Nẵng City, Thơ stressed the city conduct negotiations with other beach project investor to make sure they would not obstruct local residents from approaching the beaches. – VNS