SGGP Newspaper conducted an interview with Director of the HCMC Department of Planning and Investment Le Thi Huynh Mai on the low disbursement of public investment of the city last year and the plan for 2023.
Ring Road No.2 of Ho Chi Minh City is critical in reducing the traffic pressure for the inner city. Sadly, after many years launching the construction project, there is still a section of 14km unable to finish owing mostly to a capital lack and trouble in land clearance.
SGGP Newspaper yesterday held a discussion about ‘Draft Law on Land (amended): Removing Barriers – Promoting Internal Resources’, attracting the participation of leaders of several state units and central organizations, experts, and citizens currently using agricultural land.
The construction project of Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province is running, leading to significant price increases in land regardless of its use purpose. The precise identification of land use type, therefore, directly influences the right of local residents during land clearance compensation as well as trading.
The project to establish Long Thanh International Airport is one key national project approved by the Government to enter the first phase from 2021-2025, with an investment of over VND109 billion (approx. US$4.8 million). However, the step of Dong Nai Province handing over 5,000ha of land for construction cannot be finished this year owing to difficulties in land clearance.
Deputy Chairman of the newly-established Thu Duc City People’s Committee Nguyen Bach Hoang Phung emphasized to speed up major public-invested projects and increase disbursement rate as per the direction of the municipal People’s Committee with the focus on infrastructure projects, traffic connection projects, drainage projects, anti-flooding projects, urban renewal projects to bring considerable changes in the city.
Recently, many land-related projects have been behind schedule due to complications and limits in compensation and resettlement tasks. As a result, the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Committee put forward a proposal to the Prime Minister to allow a ‘special’ mechanism in the city in order to decrease the project time of several current projects here.