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Construction Ministry to conduct inspections of land fund for social housing in 11 provinces and cities next year

The Ministry of Construction will inspect the management and use of funds for the maintenance of apartment buildings as well as the implementation of holding land funds for building social housing in 11 provinces and cities next year.



The Ministry of Construction has planned to conduct inspections of the management and use of funds for the maintenance of apartment buildings in 11 localities next year. 


The localities consist of Hanoi, Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh, Da Nang, HCM City, Binh Duong, Ba Ria - Vung Tau and Long An.

The move came after Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi recently signed Decision No 1285 to issue the ministry’s 2022 inspection plan.

Nghi assigned the Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Construction Nguyen Ngoc Tuan to be in charge of the implementation of the plan and periodically report to the minister as prescribed.

Tuan said the inspections of the management and use of funds for the maintenance of apartment buildings aim to solve the situation that some investors do not comply with regulations on management and use of for maintenance of apartment buildings.

This was one of the issues that received attention from the public, he said.

Data from the ministry showed that after 18 consecutive inspections from the end of 2020 until now, the ministry’s inspectors have ordered 12 investors to return over VND338 billion (US$14.8 million) to the management boards of apartment buildings in Hanoi.

Tuan also said the ministry scheduled to inspect the implementation of holding land funds for the construction of social housing in the 11 localities next year.

One of the reasons causing difficulties for social housing construction now is the lack of land fund, he said.

Some businesses and investors of projects are allegedly illegally converting and using the land fund to build social housing for improper purposes, inconsistent with the original plan of the Government as well as the ministry, he said.

Therefore, the inspections are expected to correct the situation, he said.

The inspections will also help to re-evaluate the efficiency of the use of the land fund for building social housing, thereby, making a reasonable plan for policy making in the future, he said.

Besides, in 2022, the ministry will also inspect the management of construction-investment activities at projects with a total investment of over VND100 billion ($4.4 million) at the Thang Long Project Management Board, Ministry of Transport and Airports Corporation of Vietnam.

The ministry will also inspect the State management of construction planning, planning implementation, construction and investment activities and real estate at the People's Committees of three provinces of Lao Cai, Tuyen Quang and Hau Giang.

Source: Vietnam News 

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