More land violations discovered on Phu Quoc Island
  • | tienphong, | May 22, 2020 08:40 AM
The Government Inspectorate has pointed out various violations at constructions built on agricultural lands on Phu Quoc Island, including large hotels.


Seashell 5 Hotel

According to the inspectorate, from 2016 to June 2018, the authorities failed to monitor or control the rapid rise of spontaneous urban areas on agricultural land. There are 577 plots of land that cover 495ha in nine towns and communes. 737 houses have been built, of which 96 are on agricultural land.

From 2011 to April 2018, the urban management order teams of Phu Quoc Island and nine towns and communes discovered and reported various violations in constructions including 700 illegal constructions on agricultural land. 1,000 administrative fine orders were issued but only 46% were applied.

The inspectorate also found several illegal constructions in functional areas but the local authorities failed to inspect, monitor thoroughly and were slow to deal with the problems.

The construction of the Seashell 5 Hotel was started in January 2016 when its building permit already expired. Only in January 2018 was the violation detected by the inspectorate of the Ministry of Construction. The hotel investor was reported and fined. After the investor was fined, on February 8, 2018, the management board of Phu Quoc Economic Zone issued a building permit for the construction.

They also built two more attics that cover 600 square metres and are five metres taller than permitted. The illegal constructions will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Building without a permit violation is also found at the Pullman Resort of the European resort and eco-tourism project invested by Milton Company.

Kien Giang Province's inspection team carried out the inspection from April 2 to August 17. But only two months later that the management board of Phu Quoc Economic Zone issued the building permit for the constructions at the European resort and eco-tourism project.

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