THE PRIME MINISTER
Directive No. 11/CT-TTg of April 18, 2012, on intensification of the management, inspection and supervision of the implementation of the golf course master plan under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1946/QD-TTg of November 26, 2009
On November 26, 2009, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 1946/QD-TTg, approving the Vietnamese golf course master plan through 2020. Ministries, sectors and localities have coordinated and basically well performed the management and supervision of the construction of golf courses in accordance with the master plan, prohibiting the use of rice land, fertile land, protection forest and special-use forest land and industrial-park land for construction of golf courses. After more than two years’ implementation of the master plan, 29 golf courses among 90 ones under the approved master plan have been put to use and operation, contributing to local economic restructuring toward increasing services, attracting tourists, creating jobs and increasing state budget revenues, ensuring effective and sustainable development.
Besides the positive aspects, the implementation of the approved golf course master plan has revealed some weaknesses and limitations; some localities have not fully complied with the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1946/QD-TTg; investment at variance with the master plan and at a snail’s pace has caused public concerns, particularly among people in areas where golf courses are located.
The inspection and supervision by ministries, sectors and localities have not been conducted regularly, comprehensively and strictly, thus failing to detect and handle in time problems arising in localities and failing to gain consensus of population communities on the construction of golf courses. Job creation for inhabitants in localities where land has been recovered for golf course construction has not yet yielded satisfactory results. Ministries and functional sectors have been late in issuing and guiding regulations on golf course construction, causing difficulties to localities in the management, inspection and supervision of the implementation of the master plan.
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