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The constructions on Ha Long Bay making public opinion abuzz
According to people’s feedback, recently, local people discovered that on the Ha Long – Cam Pha coastal route, the section passing through Ha Phong – Cam Pha ward, a series of “tiger pouncing” trucks appeared following behind. carrying soil and stones for leveling for the Urban Area Project in Area 10B (Urban Area 10B) showed signs of overload, without a tarpaulin covering, causing dust and dirt to be scattered all over the road surface.
The investor of the constructions on Ha Long Bay is a business in the city. Cam Pha, previously won the auction for the right to use the land to build an urban area project with the winning auction value of 1,192 billion VND (starting price of 1,145.3 billion VND).
The Eastern project borders the sea; The West borders limestone mountains and Cay Giang lagoon; The south borders Lo Phong stream and Bai Tu Long Bay; The North borders limestone mountains.
The total area of this project is about 31.8 hectares, of which 3.88 hectares is in the buffer zone of Ha Long Bay. The scale of project items includes: 451 villas and townhouses; rough construction and finishing of the exterior of 52 villas. There are also commercial and service projects, including 7-story hotels.
Signs of violations?
Through environmental monitoring along the coastal area, it shows that the constructions on Ha Long Bay (invested by Do Gia Capital Co., Ltd.) are pouring land directly, without embankments, into the sea area in the buffer zone. Ha Long Bay World Natural Heritage, protected area 2 of Ha Long Bay Special National Monument.
Dumping soil directly into the waters of Ha Long Bay without environmental protection solutions has polluted the water environment, affecting the ecosystems of Ha Long Bay Special National Monument. This violates regulations on environmental protection and heritage protection under the Law on Environmental Protection, the Law on Cultural Heritage, and the project’s environmental impact assessment report approved by the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province.
What did the investor say?
Talking to Tuoi Tre Online on November 6, a representative of Do Gia Capital Co., Ltd – the investor of the constructions on Ha Long Bay – affirmed that the unit will only carry out construction after completing legal procedures and being granted a construction permit in accordance with regulations and laws. construction to ensure project progress according to commitments with Quang Ninh province.
Regarding the encroachment of 3.88 hectares of Ha Long Bay buffer zone, the company representative said that it will only do exactly what has been planned and approved, and will not arbitrarily encroach further.
However, according to Cafebiz – a newspaper in Vietnam, the investor company for this project was only founded recently (40 days before they won the project).
Local government actions
Right after Tien Phong newspaper posted the article “The urban area project surrounds Ha Long Bay’s rocky mountains as a ‘rockery’, the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province immediately issued a document directing the People’s Committee of Cam Pha city and related departments and branches.” involved in clarification.
Based on the inspection results, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Quang Ninh province requested Do Gia Capital Co., Ltd. (project owner) to immediately deploy technical solutions to reinforce the service road, ensuring that soil and rocks are not washed away into the area. coastal sea water area of the project.
Organize immediate construction of the embankment line surrounding the project before leveling the ground according to the approved environmental impact assessment report; Use a dike system made of geotechnical pipes (as proposed by the project owner) to minimize the impact on the environment during the construction of the embankment.
In addition, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Quang Ninh province also requires the investor to increase responsibility for protecting the mangrove forest area adjacent to the project boundary during the above construction process.
Accordingly, regularly review, evaluate and supplement ditches and drainage pipes (if necessary) to ensure water circulation to stabilize the growth and sustainable development of natural mangrove forests in the area. bordering the project. Strictly implement construction solutions, environmental protection, environmental monitoring and supervision…
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