Hanoi (VNA) - Police of central Khanh Hoa province started criminal proceedings against Le Huy Toan, Deputy Chairman of the Nha Trang city People’s Committee, for lacking responsibilities and causing serious consequences related to the Hoang Long urban area project.

The police also issued a house searching order and banned Toan from leaving his residence.

Toan was president of a council in charge of resettlement compensation and assistance for the Hoang Long urban area project in Phuoc Long ward which is invested by the Construction and Geology Investment UPGC One Member Joint Stock Company.

Khan Hoa province police are expanding investigation into the project’s violations.

Police also commenced criminal proceedings against Luong Nhu Giap, official of Nha Trang city’s Finance and Planning Division, and Vo My, official of the city’s urban management division, for similar charges.

Related to the project’s violations, police last month began proceedings against Vu Thi Mai Huong, former chairwoman of the Phuoc Long ward People’s Committee, and Nguyen Duc Cuong, the ward’s land official.

They are being investigated for violations related to compensation, assistance and resettlement of the project.

In December last year, Do The Vinh and Nguyen Ngoc Khanh - two officials of the Construction and Geology Investment UPGC Company – were arrested for faking documents to receive preferential mechanisms of compensation and resettlement assistance of the Hoang Long urban area project. - VNA