Provincial inspection team announces results of inspection into land law violations by company.
Binh Duong province announced the results of inspections of alleged violations of land laws by the Dai Nam Joint Stock Company on August 19.
The inspection was conducted over eight months after its CEO, Mr. Huynh Uy Dung, denounced former Chairman of the Binh Duong Provincial People’s Committee, Mr. Le Thanh Cung, who retired last January, for not approving planning for a housing project at the Song Than 3 Industrial Park.
The company was found to have used a 25.23 ha area in the industrial park for the Dai Nam Tourist Park without completing procedures on land use. It had also committed to build a three-floor apartment building but then divided the land into small plots for sale. A trade center was built in 2011 but was never put into operation. The company also failed to contact the provincial Department of Environment and Natural Resources to sign a contract addendum to redefine the land lease area after changing the area for land use from 238.27 ha to 232.15 ha.
In terms of construction, Dai Nam was found to have violated regulations on construction investment. The construction of four buildings were changed compared to what was noted in the construction license and ownership certificate, while 167 building sections were finished without registration and four other buildings were inconsistent with approved planning.
The inspection team imposed tax arrears of VND58.6 billion ($2.75 million), an administrative penalty of VND26.9 billion ($1.3 million), and a fine for late payment of taxes of VND13.4 billion ($629,000).
Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai, Chief Inspector of the provincial inspection department, said that on December 18, 2014 the inspection team decided to conduct an inspection but the company was uncooperative. On December 30, 2014 it unexpectedly paid taxes of VND15 billion ($704,000). At this time the inspection team decided to conduct a full inspection of the company.
Provincial authorities have directed related departments and agencies to continue to inspect issues regarding the subdivision and sale of land at the Song Than 3 Industrial Park.