HCMC – Illegally-built parts of Ma Pi Leng Panorama, a seven-story restautant and hotel building located on the slope of Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang Province’s Meo Vac District, are being torn down, while the rest will be retained and renovated into a rest stop for visitors without accommodation and other services.
A representative of the provincial government confirmed this demolition plan on July 18, saying that a design for demolition and renovation was approved by UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the relevant agencies.
The authority of Meo Vac District will take charge of the demolition and renovation of the building.
However, Vu Thi Anh, owner of the Ma Pi Leng Panorama building, told the local media that she employed workers to dismantle and renovate the building beginning July 17 in line with the approved design.
Earlier, in March this year, the provincial government convened a meeting to gather feedback to handle the building. The demolition and renovation plan, which was expected to be completed in several months, was delayed till now due to the impact of Covid-19.