Ha Noi likely to crack down on corrupt building officials

The capital city of Ha Noi will consider doubling administrative fines on construction violations with the aim of strictly tightening related regulations.

Under a draft decree of the city’s Department of Justice, violations such as illegal adjustments of initial designs and construction cost estimates, construction quality management and post-maintenance will incur fines that are twice the maximum level stipulated by the government for the same violations.

“The doubled fines will be applied in all the 12 inner districts of the city,” announced Le Van Tang, deputy director of the city’s Department of Justice.

He added that under the same violation conditions, individual violators will be fined half of that applicable for group violators.

Representatives from relevant departments and sectors of the city gathered for a meeting earlier this week to discuss which violations will come under doubled fines.

They also proposed to impose fines for violations such as buildings under constructions without proper covering to prevent materials from falling down in the surrounding area or placing construction materials in the wrong places.

Tang from the justice department stated that all proposals at the meeting will be considered and submitted for approval at the ninth meeting of the city People’s Council in July.

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