Developer found to have diverged from detailed planning in a number of respects.
The Long Bien Investment JSC has been asked to cease construction of the Long Bien Golf Course in Hanoi’s Long Bien district after a number of violations were discovered, under a direction from the Hanoi Department of Construction (HDC). Construction can only resume with the approval of city authorities.
HDC also directed the construction inspection team of Long Bien district, in cooperation with the Phuc Dong and Gia Thuy Ward People’s Committees, to regularly confirm that work on the project has ceased.
In an investigation conducted by HDC the construction of the golf course was found to vary widely from the approved detailed planning. It was to set aside 51,816 sq m for roads and other transport but only 27,518 sq m was in fact set aside.
The developer also built a five storey building, which was not included in the approved planning.
The golf clubhouse, which was approved at two storeys, is now three storeys. The maintenance area for the course was approved at 1,604 sq m but covers 4,709 sq m. The project’s wastewater treatment system, meanwhile, was approved to be on 2,593 sq m but only covers 1,240 sq m.
Long Bien Golf Course, located in Phuc Dong and Gia Thuy wards, has total investment of around VND1.81 trillion ($80.5 million). Construction of the 27-hole course, on an area of 119.19 ha, was expected to be completed this year.