VietNamNet Bridge – Tens of hectares of the forests in Ba Vi district in
Hanoi have been eliminated to give place to luxurious villas.
A lot of villas covering thousands of square meters of land with the view into
lakes and valleys in the two communes of Yen Bai, Van Hoa in Ba Vi district have
arisen in the recent movement of “marching towards the west.”
The Da Bac hill area in Yen Bai commune, not far from the Thang Long boulevard,
was once considered the golden land in Ba Vi, which was “hunted” by the real
estate “big guys.”
The hill, covering an area of tens of thousands of square meters, was green with
the acacia trees. However, no more trees can be seen here anymore, because the
trees have been replaced by the 27 villas.
The big guys in the real estate sector threw “a mountain of money” as described
by local residents to buy land and build the villas on the Da Bac hill, because
they were attracted by the beautiful landscapes of the area and the advantageous
position of the hill. Big money has also been spent to build up roads to the
hilltop, which was given a beautiful name – Green Villa.
Nguyen Thanh Trung, Director of Archi Land JSC, said he and some other investors
collected land from every household, then re-programmed the land, set
“boundaries” to land plots and then sold to clients.
Regarding the procedures, Trung said clients, after buying the land, signed the
contracts on building villas and on management service with Archi Land JSC. A
villa with an area of 1,000 square meters here is priced at between VND2.7
billion and VND3 billion.
In Van Hoa commune, 25 villas in the “Tan Vien Villa” complex have been
designed. Real estate investors once flocked there to buy land to build villas
after hearing the news that Thang Long road would become the backbone of the
Forestry land turns into housing land
Nguyen Thi Que, Chief Inspector of the Ba Vi district, said so many villas have
been built on the forest land, because the land plots all have “red books,” or
land use right certificates. The owners of the land plots showed the red books
granted by the district’s authorities, which showed that the landlords have the
right to build houses on the land for long term accommodations.
As such, the land area reserved for forest development has unexpectedly turned
into the housing land.
Secretary of the Party Committee of Yen Bai commune Nguyen Xuan Giup, simply
explained the problem: “I made a mistake because I was too confident on land
Meanwhile, the local inspectors have affirmed that they have not been reported
about the construction of a series of villas. As a result, the large hill area
has been leveled to give place to luxury villas.
The construction was only found in 2011, when the inspection team in
construction was established, which discovered this and reported to the district
According to Hoang Van Loc, Chair of the Van Hoa Commune, the execution of the
project on building villas on the Bon hill has been forced to stop for the last
8 months. Meanwhile, some clients, who registered to buy villas, came and made
complaints on some problems of the project.