Illegally Built Hotel In Ma Pi Leng Pass Closes

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Located in Ha Giang Province, Ma Pi Leng Pass is known for its breathtaking views of natural beauty.

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In early 2019, a six-story building called the Ma Pi Leng Panorama that serves as a hostel, restaurant and café was constructed above sầu the Tu San Abyss Alley on the pass. Work on the khách sạn began in 2018, và since opening, it has attracted many tourists visiting Ha Giang"s famed mountain pass thanks to its location.

In July, the Ha Giang Department of Culture, Sport và Tourism reported to the Department of Cultural Heritage that the construction of the Panorama hostel didn"t have sầu an investment certification và wasn’t approved by authorities, VnExpress reports.

The khách sạn was built on old agricultural l&, which the department found wasn’t given permission for a status change khổng lồ construction l&. The project also doesn’t have a construction permit, and stands out remarkably given that there are no other buildings on the pass.

Panorama’s illegality resulted in public controversy, with many people demanding that the building be demolished.

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In a report lớn the prime minister about the khách sạn, the Ha Giang People’s Committee said that responsibility for the construction of Panorama belongs to lớn Meo Vac District. The provincial people’s committee admitted that based on a recommendation from the UNESCO Global Geopark Council’s chairman, Guy Martini, the province had ordered the Meo Vac District People’s Committee lớn build a rest stop for tourists in the exact same location as the Ma Pi Leng Panorama.

The committee wanted the rest stop khổng lồ be finished by July 2018 lớn coincide with the revalidation of the Dong Van Karst Plateau for UNESCO’s Global Geopark title.

Vu Ngoc Anh, the owner of Panorama, told Nguoi Lao Dong that she bought the lvà 10 years ago from local residents. According lớn Anh, in 2018, local authorities summoned her lớn announce that they would acquire the lvà for construction, although they later gave her time lớn think about building a rest stop for tourists.

While Anh admitted the hotel doesn’t have sầu a construction license, she said she received tư vấn from local authorities & officials. Anh said that if the Panorama gets shut down, she would have no other option but lớn "jump inlớn the Nho Que River."

Responding lớn this bình luận, Nguyen Van Binch, spokesperson for the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, said that Anh can’t use her life to threaten & create pressure against the law. Binh said the ministry believes the construction is a legal violation, & that although it wasn"t completed in secret, the owner didn"t follow the Ha Giang People"s Committee"s order by constructing a whopping six-story building rather than just a small rest stop.