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Da Nang orders removal of illegally built constructions on Son Tra Peninsula

Friday, April 14, 2017, 20:29 GMT+7

Authorities in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang are requiring a local firm to dismantle a resort project that had been built without proper permits on Son Tra Peninsula.

The municipal Party Committee on Wednesday announced the official decision, applying it to all local projects in violation of construction laws, including the Bien Tien Sa eco-resort.

The eco-resort was developed by Bien Tien Sa JSC on Son Tra Peninsula, an area known for its untouched beauty and natural forest used to shield the city from typhoons, sustain eco-tourism growth, and provide for the national defense.     

The decision means that the Da Nang People’s Committee will be tasked with ordering the company to completely dismantle several structures on the site, including the foundation of 40 villas that do not meet regulations.

The responsibility of certain government officials charged with managing the area will also be considered alongside the violation, given their oversight that led to the offense.

The villa-mansions were found being built without formal permission in mid-March, forcing the developer to cease construction and be levied with a VND40 million (US$1,765) fine.

The city’s Party Committee submitted a report to the central government, calling on competent authorities to review all legal procedures and paperwork regarding the Bien Tien Sa project to ensure it poses no threat to the local eco-system.

The committee also pushed for an assessment of the tourism development plan for Son Tra so that necessary adjustments can be made to avoid adverse effects on the environment, natural beauty, security functions, and defense of the peninsula.

Aside from the eco-resort, measures against the Central Coast Condotel, developed by Minh Dong Tourism Service and Trading Company, which has so far had nine floors constructed without a permit, will also be reviewed.

The municipal People’s Committee was tasked with creating a full report of the case, based on which a suitable penalty will be decided

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