HCM City vows to remove hurdles faced by property developers hinh anh 1Apartment complex in HCM City (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has held a meeting with the heads of various government departments to discuss how to rescue real estate projects that have been delayed due to various difficulties.

They considered the difficulties faced by the Dam Sen Complex Project in district 11, licensed in 2014.

It has a land area of 54,568.3sq.m, and apartment towers, a hotel and office buildings will be built by C and T International Joint Stock Company.

It has been caught up in long delays related to compensation payment and site clearance, and district 11 and other related authorities offered to assist with those and resettlement of people living in the area so that the construction could begin implemented soon.

The Water Bay, a project being developed by Novaland Group, and Van Phuc City by Van Phuc Group, both in district 2, have been delayed because of legal difficulties.

Le Hoang Chau, Chairman of the HCM City Real Estate Association, said most developers with delayed projects are big players who have been waiting for years to resume work.

They only need approval from authorities and nothing more, he said.

Phong promised that from now through the end of this month the city would consider and resolve all difficulties faced by projects and developers since property has been identified as a key sector that contributes significantly to the city's economic development but has been plagued by difficulties, lost revenues and failed to meet targets.

The city would draft plans to support the industry and focus on developing large property corporations to improve their competitiveness.

This is in fact one of the major orientations to stimulate the city’s development, he added./.