Thursday, April 16, 2009

VIETNAM PM STOPS HANOI HOTEL PJT AMID FEAR OVER ENVIRONMENT DAMAGE

HANOI, Apr 16, 2009 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- RYHTF | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating -- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 13 ordered work to stop on the four-star SAS Royal Hotel project adjacent to Hanoi's second largest park amid fear of damage to the capital's green lung.
The Government leader asked the Hanoi Peoples Committee to work with other agencies in introducing other options for the investor to relocate its project.

He also asked relevant agencies to evaluate and calculate the investors spending in the project and submit proposals for solution.

The municipal Peoples Committee is responsible for scrutinizing the architectural design and construction details in an effort to avoid any adverse impact on the municipal system of parks and trees.

The SAS Hanoi Royal hotel project is of four-star standards with 376 rooms on five floors under a joint venture between the Hanoi Administration of Tourism and the SIH Investment Limited of Singapore .

The US$40 million project is located at 295 Le Duan street, neighbouring the Thong Nhat Park . It has aroused protests from the architects and planners circles on a ground that the construction would cause major damages to the park which is a major oxygen supplier for the city.

(VNA)
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