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Land projects in Bắc Giang Province to inspected

Update: September, 14/2018 - 15:00
Part of the Đồng Sơn Bridge in Bắc Giang. – Photo baobacgiang.com.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has asked the Government Inspectorate (GI) to carry out a comprehensive inspection on land projects in the northern province of Bắc Giang, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

The inspectors would check Đồng Sơn Bridge and a connecting road project under the build-transfer (BT) model and Hoàng Hoa Thám Park including a golf club in the area.

Previously, online newspaper dantri.com.vn issued a series of articles reporting that Tân Thịnh Construction Company Ltd proposed the BT project of Sơn Đồng Bridge and linking roads.

The company automatically won the bid.

The Sơn Đồng Bridge Project was implemented in Bắc Giang and districts of Lạng Giang and Yên Dũng with a total length of 11km.

The project had capital of over VNĐ1.1 trillion (US$50.3 million) and was carried out over two years from 2016 to 2018.

Along with its own money, the investor had been allocated 14.25ha of land in the southern part of Bắc Giang Province as a counterpart capital for the BT project.

The land was evaluated as a “golden land area” of the city.

The company was also offered capital from the Development Investment Fund of Bắc Giang Province and guaranteed by the provincial leaders to get loans.

Also, the business won several bidding packages in the province causing concern among the public.

The online newspaper reported that the provincial authority had lent private businesses more than 17,000sq.m of Hoàng Hoa Thám Park Project to build a golf club with a term of 48 years.

The deputy PM has asked Bắc Giang Province’s People’s Committee to clarify the reports by dantri.com.vn and review Đồng Sơn Bridge and Hoàng Hoa Thám Park.

The provincial authority reported back to the Government by early August this year.

After reviewing the province’s reports, the deputy PM requested the GI to carry out a comprehensive inspection on land use and management, as well as all construction projects in the province during the period 2006-2017. — VNS

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