Fourteen beachfront projects in the central city of Da Nang have been discovered either being built without permission or breaching regulations on construction, particularly the rule stipulating that facilities of this kind must be located at least 50 meters away from public beaches.
All the above projects are located in Ngu Hanh Son District, according to the district administration, which has released results of its inspection into the facilities.
Of these, Furama Resort was found building a number of amenities, including warehouse for rescue equipment, sun shelters, lifeguard houses, restaurants, and service counters, on the restricted stretch of seashore.
Similarly, at the Olalani resort and condotel, sun shelters serving sports activities are built without a construction permit, while a four-story building with a semi-basement, concrete embankments, and concrete aquarium encroach the no-construction area.
Two lifeguard houses, two swimming pools, fences, and embankments were also found being built without permits at the Ariyana complex, located just next to Olalani.
Other projects also have similar construction violations.
|Coconut trees are plant on public beach at a project in the central city of Da Nang. Photo: V. Hung / Tuoi Tre|
According to Luu Xuan Hung, who led the investigation team that discovered these regulation breaches, his unit has handled the violations on a case-by-case basis.
For instance, the team asked the Silver Shores International resort to demolish two illicitly built children’s playhouses, a mobile lifeguard house, and sun shelters, and requested the The Song villa resort to pull down brick fences and embankments it erected in the restricted area.
“We have also sought advice from the urban management department of Ngu Hanh Son District and suggested that district administration report work items that violated the rules to the municipal construction department,” Hung told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.