Ho Chi Minh City must repay the budget of VND 26,300 billion to Thu Thiem new urban area in contravention of regulations. By December 31, if not implemented, the Government Inspectorate transferred the dossier to the police.
On June 26, the Government Inspector General issued conclusions on inspection of State management and implementation of laws in planning, construction and land management for Thu Thiem New Urban Area, District 2. Ho Chi Minh City. The Government Inspectorate pointed out a series of mistakes in the process of investing and building this urban area.
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and advisory departments such as Transport, Planning and Investment, Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Construction, Thu Thiem New Urban Area Management Board … have suffered “Roll call” about the responsibility for making mistakes.
Determining wrong land prices, investors benefit
In the planning, land use management, the Government Inspectorate concluded that Ho Chi Minh City has not implemented fully and promptly and did not set up the project in the order of priority, leading to the construction investment of projects incomplete. It is difficult to manage and have a loose place to manage the construction investment, slow to implement construction investment.
The relevant authorities of the city have proposed and approved by the Standing Party Committee of the City People’s Committee, the average investment cost is 26 million VND / m2 of commercial land – service – housing, down about 50%. Compared to the unit price proposed by departments, the initial industry is incomplete and not in accordance with regulations. This makes investors benefit from large land price differences.
A corner of Thu Thiem new urban area
In addition, when proposing the above price plan, the departments and the City People’s Committee did not charge interest on the money advanced from the State budget, leading to the total identified and approved investment amount is not correct. regulations
In particular, according to inspection conclusions, the entire land fund in Thu Thiem New Urban Area is 221.68 ha created by the State budget, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has mainly used for counterpart payment. for BT projects designated investors without bidding. This violates the regulations on bidding and land use management.
HCM City leaders were determined not to follow the direction of the Prime Minister when allocating or leasing land before investing in the construction of technical infrastructure in Thu Thiem new urban area, appointing investors to be incorrect. regulations…
Departments such as Planning and Investment, Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Construction, Thu Thiem New Urban Area Management Board are also responsible.
Investment in Thu Thiem new urban area is not effective
With BT project of 4 main roads, Ho Chi Minh City appointed Dai Quang Minh Joint Stock Company to be an investor when no proposal has been made and evaluation of standards of experience, no assessment of financial capacity … is wrong regulation.
The City People’s Committee approved the project, approved the total investment of more than VND 12,000 billion for the project of 4 main roads in Thu Thiem new urban area without clarifying the opinions of the concerned departments and agencies is not in accordance with regulations. ; Through inspections, a number of irregular approvals were found with a total value of over VND 1,500 billion.
In BT project of Thu Thiem 2 bridge, TP also “disobeyed” Prime Minister when arbitrarily changing to appoint investors for Dai Quang Minh joint stock company and changing investment scale.
The project with a total investment of more than 4,000 billion, but through inspection discovered some improper expenses with a total value of more than 250 billion.
A series of errors in approving total investment, appointing investors for BT projects, signing contracts and allocating land for reciprocal payment of BT contracts, reducing land use fees without bases is also Thanh. Government investigation pointed out.
Responsibility belongs to leaders of City People’s Committee and advisory departments such as Transportation, Planning and Investment, Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Construction, Thu Thiem New Urban Area Management Board.
When the inspector on the management and use of investment capital, the Government Inspectorate said that the City People’s Committee approved and adjusted the compensation and land clearance project and the resettlement value of more than 38,600 billion VND was not authorized. .
The advance, management and use of budget capital are not in accordance with regulations; no annual advance payment under the Budget Law with a total value of over VND 26,300 billion.
A project in Thu Thiem New Urban Area started from 2013 until now is still unfinished
Also according to the Government Inspectorate, the investment in Thu Thiem New Urban Area still has an imbalance of about VND 8,700 billion.
“Considering the overall inspection time, the investment in Thu Thiem new urban area is not effective, financial imbalance”, Government Inspectorate stated.
Ho Chi Minh City must return tens of trillions immediately
According to the inspection agency’s conclusion, the above violations have caused waste, the risk of causing the State’s money loss with great value.
From the series of mistakes pointed out, the General Inspector of the Government proposed to the Prime Minister to direct the ministries and the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to correct the management and policy mechanisms.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee had to withdraw and return VND 26,300 billion immediately, improperly advanced from the State budget to invest in Thu Thiem New Urban Area by September 30, 2018; soon have a solution to mobilize legal capital sources to repay the loans that banks have invested in Thu Thiem new urban area is over 4,200 billion.
City People’s Committee researches the plans to exploit the remaining land fund in Thu Thiem new urban area, recalculating land use fees of projects assigned to investors; ensuring no loss of State assets and overcoming imbalance when investing in construction of this project.
The City People’s Committee has to recover to the State budget the land use levy expected to pay for additional BT projects for Dai Quang Minh Company which is more than 1,800 billion interest rates delayed from the date of inclusion.
Regarding handling responsibilities, the Inspector proposed to the Prime Minister to assign the City People’s Committee to direct the review and handling of responsibilities for organizations and individuals under the authority such as: Thu Thiem New Urban Area Management Board; Department of Transportation, Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Planning – Architecture, Construction, Planning and Investment, Ho Chi Minh City Development Research Institute; consulting units, project investors … because of the above-mentioned shortcomings and violations.
The Government Inspectorate will transfer inspection conclusions to the Central Inspection Committee for consideration and handling according to its authority for organizations and individuals under the Ministry of Politics and Secretariat management related to defects. points and violations are stated in this inspection conclusion.
“In the course of handling responsibilities and economic after-inspection, if the economic violations are not solved or if the economic violations are not completely overcome, causing damage to the State property before December 31, the dossier shall be transferred to the investigation agency to consider and handle according to the provisions of law ”, the Government Inspectorate emphasized.