HCMC – Although an airport project has only been proposed in Hon Quan District of Binh Phuoc Province and is still being considered by the competent agencies, a large number of land brokers have rushed to the district and inflated the prices of land lots in surrounding areas.
Over the last week, land brokers from HCMC, Hanoi and the neighboring localities of Binh Phuoc flocked to Hon Quan. Besides posting advertisements on social networks, they also took land buyers to visit the site proposed for the development of the airport, the local media reported.
They have advertised land lots measuring some 1,000 square meters each and put up them for sale at VND700-900 million each. They have also said that only a small number of people could buy the land.
According to the Hon Quan District government, the land price inflation and large gatherings of people are abnormal, posing a high risk of social disorder and Covid-19 infection.
The land price inflation may encourage local residents, especially the ethnic minority people, to sell agricultural land. Therefore, the competent agencies have been educating residents so that they are not tricked by land brokers who spread false information.
Due to the complicated situation, on February 26, the government of Hon Quan District asked the police and military forces to support communes in the district to handle large gatherings and those without face masks to prevent the Covid-19 infection, especially in the surrounding areas of the proposed airport site.
The authorities of communes and towns, especially Tan Loi and An Khuong communes, were asked to enhance the construction and land use management to promptly prevent illegal projects, the improper use of land and land violations and impose sanctions on violators.
The Binh Phuoc government had earlier proposed the Government and the Ministries of National Defense and Transport allow the province to manage the existing 100-hectare airport in the province to develop it into an airport that can be used for both civil and military purposes with an area of 400-500 hectares. The land for the airport expansion is public land and the expansion project was proposed to be executed under the public-private-partnership format.