At the meeting (Source: hanoi.gov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of Hanoi city’s People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said on August 13 that 47 projects in the capital city will have their licences revoked due to delay and violations to the Land Law.

A list of the projects will be made public following the meeting held by the municipal People’s Council on August 13, he said, stressing that the city will work to complete software that can thoroughly and effectively manage projects using non-state budget.

The city ordered the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the Department of Planning and Investment, and the Authority for Urban Planning and Architecture to inspect existing projects and then organise dialogues with investors in order to remove bottlenecks and create favourable conditions for those who have the capacity to continue their projects, he said.

According to Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, inspections carried out for eight departments and 30 districts and towns, showed that there are many projects which lag behind schedule and use land for wrong purposes, thus impacting on local production and livelihoods.

During the 2012-2017 period, the city approved the implementation of 634 non-state capital projects using land. However, 383 projects were also reported to be delayed for an extended time and showed signs of violating the Land Law. Most of them were located in Hoai Duc district (51 projects), Me Linh district (50 projects), and Nam Tu Liem district (48 projects).

Regarding measures to settle long-delayed projects, Director of the municipal Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Manh Quyen said that his department will continue to evaluate every project and join hands with relevant departments and agencies to support investors.

Any investor who is found to be violating the law in terms of idleness in carrying out their projects will find their investment licences reclaimed by the city.–VNA