Sub­si­dence blamed on res­i­dents

Viet Nam News - - National -

—Con­struc­tion con­ducted by nearby res­i­dents has caused the pave­ment along the O Chôï DöøaHoaøng Caàu road, the most ex­pen­sive route in Vieät Nam that opened early this year, to sub­side, said Nguyeãn Syõ Baûo, the direc­tor of the man­age­ment board on key ur­ban devel­op­ment projects in Haø Noäi.

Speak­ing at the press con­fer­ence on Tues­day, Baûo said the pave­ment sub­sided af­ter a short pe­riod of con­struc­tion af­ter res­i­dents de­mol­ished their old houses. Res­i­dents then gath­ered con­crete stakes and drove ex­ca­va­tors and trucks over the new pave­ment.

Baûo con­firmed that sam­ples of bricks used on the pave­ment had been tested to meet qual­ity stan­dards.

The loose man­age­ment and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the project’s in- vestor, in­spec­tion con­sul­tancy unit and lo­cal au­thor­ity had en­abled the dam­age, he said.

The in­vestor had asked the con­struc­tion unit to quickly re-build 165 square me­tres of the dam­aged pave­ment, re­pair the cov­ers of man­holes and re­duce the height of the pave­ment to help driv­ers go up and down more eas­ily.

The pave­ment had since been fixed, he said, adding that a cost of more than VNÑ70 mil­lion (US$3,301) was in­curred by the project’s con­trac­tor.

Baûo said the man­age­ment board would re-ex­am­ine the in­ci­dent to es­tab­lish the fault of those in­volved, in­clud­ing four units par­tic­i­pat­ing in con­struct­ing, de­sign­ing, con­sult­ing on and su­per­vis­ing the project.

In June, Haø Noäi Party Sec­re­tary Phaïm Quang Nghò had re­quested a re-ex­am­i­na­tion of the con­struc­tion of the pave­ment on the OÂ Chôï DöøaHoaøng Caàu route fol­low­ing in­spec­tions.

He said that each phase of the project would re­veal the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of those re­spon­si­ble for the poor-qual­ity pave­ment.

The O Chôï Döøa-Hoaøng Caàu road route was part of the city’s Belt Road No1 project cost­ing VNÑ642 bil­lion ($30.5 mil­lion), in­clud­ing $25 mil­lion for site clear­ance.

How­ever, the real amount for site clear­ance had been raised to VNÑ743 bil­lion ($35.3 mil­lion), mak­ing it the most ex­pen­sive road in the coun­try.

Although the city has opened the road for traf­fic, the in­stal­la­tion of light­ing sys­tems, sep­a­ra­tors, painted lines, pipe­lines and trees is yet to be fi­nalised. —

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Viet Nam

© PressReader. All rights reserved.