The culture ministry yesterday announced that the recent construction at Cái Hạ Mountain inside the Tràng An Heritage Site in the northern province of Ninh Bình by a local tourism company violated the Culture Heritage Law.
Phạm Xuân Phúc, deputy head of the Inspection Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, confirmed that a team of inspectors from the ministry checked the site at Trường Yên Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province.
The team saw that the Tràng An Tourism Joint Stock Company, directed by Nguyễn Văn Son, cut into Cái Hạ Mountain and constructed a staircase leading up to Huyền Vũ Peak. The staircase runs up over 1km long with 2,000 steps and handrails on both sides to serve tourists.
The company has also constructed supporting facilitieslike public toilets.
“The act violated the Law of Culture Heritage and Document No 109/2017/NĐ-CP issued on September 21, 2017 by the Government,” Phúc said.