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Illegally-built 12-story building demolished on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc

Illegally-built 12-story building demolished on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 16:43 GMT+7
Illegally-built 12-story building demolished on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc
Workers pull down some items of the illegally-built 12-story building in Phu Quoc, an island city off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam. Photo: Ly Tran / Tuoi Tre

The owner of an illegally-built 12-story building in Phu Quoc, an island city off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam, has had the building demolished following local authorities’ requirement, the Kien Giang administration informed on Monday. 

The demolition will take three months.

The building developer has erected a sign reading 'project under demolition, authorized personnel only at the construction site in Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc City.'

To ensure safety, the developer hired a unit specializing in building demolition to dismantle the illegal property.

Many machines, equipment, and workers were mobilized to pull down the building. 

Six floors of this building were built prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the remaining six stories were constructed after.

The land on which the building was developed belongs to a man named V.M.H., residing in Hanoi.

In August 2022, the Phu Quoc People’s Committee imposed an administrative fine of VND61.5 million (US$2,513) on the developer, including VND55 million ($2,248) for the illegal construction of the building and VND6.5 million ($265.7) for the unlawful conversion of agricultural land use into non-agricultural use.

On May 16 last year, Phu Quoc City chairman Huynh Quang Hung issued an order for the dismantling of the building, covering an area of 2,746 square meters, and instructed the restoration of the original status of the 473-square-meter plot of land.

V.M.H. wrote to the Phu Quoc administration on December 6, 2023, suggesting the city create conditions for him to address the consequences of his violations.

The Phu Quoc government later assigned the city’s urban management unit to coordinate with an urban order inspection team and the People’s Committee of Duong To Commune to supervise and instruct H. to demolish the building.

The illegally-built 12-story building in Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province is under demolition.

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Thanh Ha - Chi Cong - Ly Tran / Tuoi Tre News


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