Construction project management rules to be strengthened

Construction project management rules to be strengthened

HA NOI — All construction projects in Ha Noi, irrespective of capital sources and investment models, were expected to be managed more comprehensively, Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao affirmed on Thursday.

Thao said that the committee was drafting the new regulations on investment and construction management in the city in order to address ongoing problems related to the sector; fill in loop-holes in State management of construction and investment; and raise responsibilities of State agencies and investors.

The city was trying to implement a “one-stop” investment procedure, but investors were still having to seek appraisal from departments and agencies, Thao said.

Many investors were applying for building permission, then changing the use of the land to other unauthorised purposes, and some were damaging the environment. A failure to provide infrastructure for new urban areas was also a matter of concern, he added.

These problems were harming the city and under the circumstances, new regulations to manage projects from start to finish were critical, Thao said.

Dao Van Binh, chairman of the city’s Fatherland Front Committee, said that the new document should regulate the committee’s right to supervise public investment.

Deputy chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Nguyen Van Khoi said there must be sanctions for contractors who won projects but delayed their implementation.

Thao said that the new regulations should be a basis to determine clearly the responsibilities of departments and authorities at all levels when problems arose so that they could not pass the buck. — VNS

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