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Hanoi (VNA) – Sectors, investors and contractors must speed up the progress of projects in Hanoi this year, said the municipal People's Committee Deputy Chairman Nguyen Quoc Hung.

The official made the statement at a meeting reviewing the projects last week.

"However, while speeding up the process, the quality of construction work must be ensured and little inconvenience should be caused to locals", said Hung.

The city's steering committee for ground clearance and local governments should cooperate to accelerate land clearance, he said.

According to the city's Deputy Director of Transport Department Hoang Van Tuan, his agency has pushed investors and contractors to fulfill key projects.

Tuan pledged to complete the widening of Le Trong Tan road by late April.

Major parts of the project on belt ring No.2 would be completed in June, he said. However, the project had been facing difficulties related to ground clearance.

Tuan also asked the city for capital to carry out more 11 projects.

Vice Chairman Hung asked the Transport Department to carrying out the projects on schedule.

"The city will consider granting capital which will be withdrawn from the city budget for the year 2017", he said.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Director of Construction Department Vo Nguyen Phong said the project of water drainage and environment improvement had been carried out.

Nine out of 16 bidding packs have been completed, and 7 packs are ongoing, said the deputy director.

The big hurdle affecting the project was ground clearance, he said.

He proposed that the municipal People's Committee ask district authorities to finish the land clearance work to ensure the project's progress.

At the meeting, a representative of the Hanoi Health Department gave a report on the progress of the Pediatrics Hospital Project in Ha Dong district.

According to the representative, investors and contractors have completed procedures to soon realise the project.

As scheduled, construction will be finished late this year and the building put into operation next year.

Hung asked Ha Dong's People's Committee to apply effective measures to speed up ground clearance work to help complete the project on schedule.

"The city has released several policies on capital support and ground clearance. However, many investors and contractors have not made measures to speed up progress", he said.

"For ground clearance, the city needs strong measures in cases where land for projects isn't handed over".-VNA