Land issue to be thoroughly inspected: Hanoi mayor
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at the dialouge with Dong Tam commune residents (Photo: VNA)
The capital city of
Hanoi will conduct a thorough inspection of the management and use of land in My
Duc district’s Dong Tam commune, particularly in the Dong Xanh area where a
plan to build Mieu Mon Airport is underway.
announcement was issued on April 20 by Chairman of the municipal People’s
Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at a dialogue with 100 representatives from Dong Tam
dialogue was an opportunity for the city leader and local representatives to
exchange views and try to understand each other as they seek common ground on
this sensitive land issue.
for many reasons, including the fact that it was late in the day and the
commune is 22km away from the city centre, the dialogue did not iron out all
the problems as expected. Chung said he would continue to hold talks with local
residents on April 21 or April 22.
present at the meeting were representatives from the National Assembly’s Committee
for People’s Aspirations, the Government Inspectorate, the Ministry of Public
Security, the My Duc district authorities and the media.
promised to focus on solving the problems as quickly as possible. He said the
city had asked Viettel Telecom Corporation to stop construction, as well as
other activities to facilitate the inspection work. Inspections will be
conducted seriously, focusing on reviewing all issues, including past offenses,
and the city will strictly punish individuals and organisations for violations,
according to him.
municipal leader also urged residents to promptly remove piles of sand, bricks
and other construction materials at the exits and entrances to Hoanh village and
Dong Tam commune, and avoid damaging social security and order.
that in the past days, local people have not behaved too badly to 38 officers
and soldiers they captured, 15 of whom have so far been released.
to questions by reporters, Vice Chairman of the Dong Tam commune People’s
Committee Pham Hong Sy, said this was a serious incident affecting local
are now aware that the Dong Xanh area is agricultural land belonging to the
people so they deserve compensation, said Sy.
local people all have a common desire for the city authorities to intervene to
clarify who is right and who is wrong.
commune is trying to convince residents to free all of the remaining
apprehended officials and policemen.-VNA