HCM City's Department will revoke construction licenses on projects that are behind schedule or violate construction orders. – VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport will withdraw licences or not grant new licences for construction projects that are behind schedule.
The city has 137 technical infrastructure projects and drainage system projects that are now behind schedule, according to the department.
Most of these projects are located in districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8.
From the fourth quarter of last year to the first five months of this year, inspectors at the city's Department of Transport handled more than 600 violations with total fines of nearly VNĐ4 billion (US$172,000) issued.
The slow construction process and delayed projects have hindered traffic circulation and caused disturbances to people's lives.
Since 2017, the transport department has been responsible for more than 10 drainage system projects.
Many of these projects are still under construction after more than three years.
The department has sent 12 documents to related units to request suspension of construction permits for construction units and contractors.
Võ Khánh Hưng, deputy chairman of the city’s department, said that contractors who do not comply with regulations on road construction will be administratively sanctioned.
In addition, the department’s inspectors will strengthen patrolling and handling of violations of delayed projects.
The investors and construction units that do not return their grounds to their original state after construction or who delay projects will have their construction licences revoked.
In addition, the HCM City authority has handled many violations of construction orders.
Recently, the People’s Committee of Tân Thông Hội Commune in Củ Chi District handled one construction case without a permit.
Nguyễn Thái Bình, head of the Củ Chi District’s Urban Management Department, said that since the beginning of this year, the district authority has handled 50 violations related to construction cases.
The HCM City Party's Committee has directed secretaries of districts' party's committees to make a list of construction violations from 2017 until May 2019.
The secretary of districts’ party committees will be responsible for reporting violations to the city’s Party Committee, which will handle the cases. — VNS