Hanoi: The Den Lu Trade Center project is "immovable" for more than a decade
The 13-year project is only on paper (Source of Construction Electronic Newspaper) According to the reporter of Construction Electronic Newspaper, according to Decision No. 845/QD-UBND dated February 22, 2009, the Hanoi People's Committee has allocated 5,058m2 of land to the Construction Investment and Trade Joint Stock Company. Vietnam (Constrexim) is the leader, implementing the project of Den Lu Trade Center (at Den Lu 2 area, Hoang Van Thu ward, Hoang Mai district, Hanoi city) and adjusted in Decision 1724/QD- People's Committee dated 16/4/2012 of Hanoi People's Committee. The project has a total investment of about 120 billion VND, located in the center of Hoang Mai district, with a relatively beautiful and convenient location: the South is adjacent to Den Lu I urban area; The East and Southeast borders a busy residential area, an area with many real estate projects… If completed, this promises to be a monumental commercial center with a 13-storey mixed-use building including: Commercial office, restaurant, entertainment area and office for rent to serve tourists and locals. Located on a beautiful location that is considered the "golden land" of Hoang Mai district, but after 13 years, the Den Lu Trade Center project is still lying "immovable". According to the reporter's observations, the project's more than 5,000m2 land area is surrounded by corrugated iron, protective fences, and the project's perspective sign has also been broken and discolored; The surrounding area also appeared sloppy, a number of sidewalk iced tea shops stood up and down. Inside the land where machinery and construction materials are gathered, which are old over time, there is absolutely no sign of construction. Notably, the project is currently being used as a parking lot, which is not used for the original purpose. It is known that, in May 2022, the People's Committee of Hoang Van Thu ward, Hoang Mai district has made a record of administrative sanctions and has a plan to clear this unauthorized parking lot. However, at the time the reporter recorded the incident (September 13), there were still dozens of cars inside, and many cars went in and out; Besides, the parking lot is also equipped with corrugated iron panels at the entrance to limit the view from outside the project. Many times escaped the "death sentence" of recall According to a reporter of the Construction Electronic Newspaper, although Constrexim Company was allocated land by the Hanoi government, the project was left "immobilized" for many years. In 2012, the supervisory team of the City People's Council issued Report No. 53/BC-HDND dated September 20, 2012, according to which, it was proposed that the Hanoi People's Committee have a plan to inspect and consider withdrawing according to regulations for with this project. On January 14, 2016, the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment had an inspection conclusion No. 75 about the delay in the project's implementation. Since then, the Hanoi People's Committee has issued Directive Document No. 2651/UBND-DT dated 11/5/2016 directing handling after the inspection and assigned the Department of Planning and Investment to check the investment certificate documents. Adjust the project implementation schedule. On May 8, 2017, the Department of Planning and Investment issued Document No. 2453/KH&ĐT-NNS urging the investor to complete the project for implementation according to regulations. In 2018, the Supervisory Delegation of the Hanoi City People's Council included this project in the category of 21 projects that the City People's Committee proposed to inspect and handle according to regulations. Along with that, Hoang Mai District People's Committee also recommended the city to completely handle this situation. But so far the project is still "immovable" with no signs of being withdrawn or construction started. Thus, the supervisory delegation of the Hanoi People's Council twice recommended the City People's Committee to consider withdrawing the project in accordance with regulations in 2012 and 2018. The relevant departments have repeatedly inspected and urged the owner. investment – ​​Constrexim Company implemented the project on schedule. However, for 13 years, the Den Lu Trade Center project is still just a wasteland used for illegal parking. According to statistics of Hanoi City, by the end of July 2022, Hanoi has more than 700 projects of non-budget capital with slow land use, with a total area of ​​more than 5,000 hectares. From the data on the current situation of "sluggish" projects, in which the Den Lu Trade Center project invested by Constrexim Company is a typical example, it is thought that the Hanoi city government should have tougher moves in withdrawing slow-moving projects in accordance with the law, so as not to waste land resources, and lose investment opportunities of truly capable enterprises. In addition, tightening the management of projects; clarify the responsibilities of organizations and individuals related to the investor's capacity appraisal when the project fails to ensure the construction progress. Khanh An – Tien Hao