Problems about coastal land management were discussed at the Danang People’s Council meeting on July 10.
Deputy Phung Phu Phong said tourism projects were destroying the coastal forests which would badly affect the city’s storm prevention ability. Public accesses to the beaches has also blocked and had stirred anger among the residents. Lax management also leads to violations. Many projects have operated differently from their registered intention.
Phong suggested strict punishments to violators and the recovery of land that have been used for wrong purposes or not in accordance with the city urban planning.
Deputy Truong Minh Hai said they should review the project appraisal and land leasing processes. The city authorities should compile the violations to submit to the government solutions to help firms and improve the administrative system.
Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, chairman of Danang People’s Committee, said they were reviewing the coastal projects, especially the stagnant projects as lax management might lead to unbalanced eco-system and more severe climate change.
The city is also recalling 11 projects and turning them into public parks and beaches.
Statistics from Danang People’s Council show that there are 37 hotel and resort projects along Hoang Sa and Vo Nguyen streets. 19 projects have been completed and gone into operation, five others are under construction and 13 projects are behind schedule and haven’t started yet on Vo Nguyen Giap and Truong Sa streets.