Construction Minister acknowledges flaws in urban planning

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung is asking relevant agencies to speed up the issuance of land-use rights certificates in the city. The issuance of the certificates to land users must be completed by June next year, he said. According to the committee, by the end of last year more than 1.2 million land plots in residential areas were given usage rights certificates, accounting for 86 percent of land plots for which land users applied for certificates. Other 10,000 land plots were certified under the use of organisations, accounting for 56 percent. Over 93,000 certificates were given to apartment buyers in housing projects. The issuance of land-use rights certificates is under inspection because of long-lasting problems, including illegal land allocation, public land encroachment, and not using land for the registered purposes, according to the committee. Land users also complain about the performance and attitude of State officers working in the certificate issuance section. Chairman Chung asked People’s Committees at lower levels of districts and wards/communes to count the number of land users who have not been given land-use rights certificates and to identify causes for the delay. For housing projects, if sellers’ faults caused a bottleneck in the issuance process, buyers who fulfill their financial obligations to sellers should qualify for usage rights certificates, the city’s natural resource department suggested. The city plans to send inspectors to examine violations by housing investors, in order to punish them and problem-solve. Le Tuan Dinh, Director of the…... [read more]

Capital authorities yesterday, July 12, admitted responsibilities for improper management of the capital's lakes and parks, causing public outrage over public land encroachment at the question-and-answer session of Ha Noi People's Council meeting. At the meeting, Deputy Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Van Khoi admitted many of the parks currently under construction have incurred serious problems related to zoning and land clearance procedures. Particularly, the Tuoi Tre (Young People) Park, expected to cover 26.4 hectares, was originally designed to become a landmark capital park that would serve the growing need of residents' cultural, entertainment, and sports activities.However, the public has been frustrated at many land encroachment works, including tennis courts, restaurants, bars, popping up in the area designed for building the park's facilities. Participants at the People's Council meeting also said other similar problems existed at other parks and lakes in the city as well, such as Thu Le and Dong Da parks, Hoa Binh Park, Thanh Cong Lake Park, and Ba Mau Lake. The unregulated environment of construction works around these areas reflected the failure of authorities' urban management and sub-contractors' responsibilities, they said. According to Khoi, at least 25 unpermitted construction works were built in the area reserved for Tuoi Tre Park between 2001-07 and the city was able to coerce most of them. The People's Committee agreed that it would soon instruct the Hai Ba Trung District authorities (where the park is located) to speed up land clearance and deal with those who violated construction…... [read more]

Capital authorities yesterday, July 12, admitted responsibilities for improper management of the capital's lakes and parks, causing public outrage over public land encroachment at the question-and-answer session of Ha Noi People's Council meeting. At the meeting, Deputy Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Van Khoi admitted many of the parks currently under construction have incurred serious problems related to zoning and land clearance procedures. Particularly, the Tuoi Tre (Young People) Park, expected to cover 26.4 hectares, was originally designed to become a landmark capital park that would serve the growing need of residents' cultural, entertainment, and sports activities. However, the public has been frustrated at many land encroachment works, including tennis courts, restaurants, bars, popping up in the area designed for building the park's facilities. Participants at the People's Council meeting also said other similar problems existed at other parks and lakes in the city as well, such as Thu Le and Dong Da parks, Hoa Binh Park, Thanh Cong Lake Park, and Ba Mau Lake. The unregulated environment of construction works around these areas reflected the failure of authorities' urban management and sub-contractors' responsibilities, they said. According to Khoi, at least 25 unpermitted construction works were built in the area reserved for Tuoi Tre Park between 2001-07 and the city was able to coerce most of them. The People's Committee agreed that it would soon instruct the Hai Ba Trung District authorities (where the park is located) to speed up land clearance and deal with those who violated…... [read more]

HA NOI — Capital authorities yesterday admitted responsibilities for improper management of the capital's lakes and parks, causing public outrage over public land encroachment at the question-and-answer session of Ha Noi People's Council meeting. A corner of Thu Le Park in southwestern Ha Noi. Many parks in the capital are a shambles due to lack of planning. Local authorities have admitted responsibility for improper management of many green public areas, including encroachment by many public and private operators. This has caused public outrage. — VNA/VNS Photo Phung Trieu At the meeting, Deputy Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Van Khoi admitted many of the parks currently under construction have incurred serious problems related to zoning and land clearance procedures. Particularly, the Tuoi Tre (Young People) Park, expected to cover 26.4 hectares, was originally designed to become a landmark capital park that would serve the growing need of residents' cultural, entertainment, and sports activities. However, the public has been frustrated at many land encroachment works, including tennis courts, restaurants, bars, popping up in the area designed for building the park's facilities. Participants at the People's Council meeting also said other similar problems existed at other parks and lakes in the city as well, such as Thu Le and Dong Da parks, Hoa Binh Park, Thanh Cong Lake Park, and Ba Mau Lake. The unregulated environment of construction works around these areas reflected the failure of authorities' urban management and sub-contractors' responsibilities, they said. According to Khoi, at least 25 unpermitted…... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - Heated arguments over imposing taxes for land encroachment could soon be a thing of the past. A new law named the Non-agricultural Land Use Tax Law will replace the Housing Tax Law, seen by many as redundant in today's climate. "The largest target of the Housing Tax Law is to restrict speculation. However, de facto speculation aimed at land, not houses. Using the law to prevent speculation, thus, is not suitable," Minister of Finance Vu Van Ninh told the National Assembly Standing Committee's meeting last week. As specified by the draft Non-agricultural Land Use Tax Law, to be imposed o­n land for residences and for specific purposes such as land for non-agriculture businesses, the tax rate for using land within the limit will be 0.03 per cent [of the price quoted by the provincial people's committee for that land area]. For land plots that exceed the limit less than three times, the tax rate will be 0.06 per cent. Exceeding the limit three times or higher will be subject to a 0.1 per cent tax. For encroached areas, the rate is 0.15 per cent. The mentioned-above limit is regulated by municipal and provincial people's committees as a basis for applying the tax. Ninh said the tax rate for encroached land was five-times higher than the taxes for land use within boundaries, which would increase the state budget's revenue and contribute to restricting public land encroachment o­n urban areas. Nguyen Van Thuan, chairman of the National Assembly Legal…... [read more]

The development of high-tech agriculture in Vietnam remains sluggish due to unplanned and small-scale production, and is not commensurate with the country’s comparative advantages and efforts. So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Vietnam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Vietnam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22% of the gross domestic product and 23-35% of exports.  However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister issued Decision 1895 approving implementation of an agricultural development programme using high-tech applications. The programme aims to promote the development and effective application of high technology in the agricultural sector, contributing to the development of a large-scale, modern, and highly competitive and comprehensive agriculture model. It also targets an annual growth…... [read more]

Luong Thanh Nghi, Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, Vietnam's Foreign Ministry. At a recent conference called “Overseas Vietnamese contribute to the development of Ho Chi Minh City”, participants said Vietnam has identified clean, renewable energy as an important part of environmental protection.   Global environmental threats, environmental pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions are forcing humans to pay more attention to the development of renewable energies. Doctor Tran Van Binh, a Vietnamese living in Germany, has studied clean energy for more than 30 years. He says that Ho Chi Minh City, with about 2,000 hours of sun a year,  has favorable natural conditions for developing solar power. He says the Vietnamese government should encourage people to collect solar energy on their rooftops or in their fields. He said, “Ho Chi Minh City should make use of the rooftops of office buildings and schools, suitable places to install solar panels which absorb solar radiation and turn it into electricity. The municipal administration should take the lead in this endeavor.” Promoting the use of LED and other smart lighting systems in homes, offices, and public places would save energy and reduce environmental pollution. Professor Dang Luong Mo takes Japanese lighting models as an example: “We need to reduce energy consumption as much as possible. LED lighting is being widely used around the world.” David Ngo, a Vietnamese living in the US and an expert in…... [read more]

So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Vietnam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Vietnam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22% of the gross domestic product and 23-35% of exports.  However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister issued Decision 1895 approving implementation of an agricultural development programme using high-tech applications. The programme aims to promote the development and effective application of high technology in the agricultural sector, contributing to the development of a large-scale, modern, and highly competitive and comprehensive agriculture model. It also targets an annual growth rate of over 3.5% in the agricultural sector while ensuring national food security. In 2015, the PM…... [read more]

A farmer is harvesting hydroponic vegetables grown in a hothouse in Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh The development of high-tech agriculture in Viet Nam remains sluggish due to unplanned and small-scale production, and is not commensurate with the country’s comparative advantages and efforts. So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Viet Nam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Viet Nam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22 per cent of the gross domestic product and 23-35 per cent of exports. However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister issued Decision 1895 approving implementation of an agricultural…... [read more]

The development of high-tech agriculture in Viet Nam remains sluggish due to unplanned and small-scale production, and is not commensurate with the country’s comparative advantages and efforts. A farmer is harvesting hydroponic vegetables grown in a hothouse in Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. - VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh So far, only 28 enterprises nationwide have been recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as high-tech businesses. At a conference held yesterday by the (MARD) in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City, participants agreed that development of technology-based agriculture is essential for Viet Nam’s agriculture sector to achieve greater value-added for export products, global competitiveness and consistently high quality. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said over the past three decades of renovation, Viet Nam has become self-sufficient in food with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22 per cent of the gross domestic product and 23-35 per cent of exports. However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises, and impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene, he said. The Government has adopted various policies to promote the development of high-tech agriculture. In 2012, for example, the Prime Minister…... [read more]




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