MBLand's high-end apartment building violates fire regulations

April 26, 2018 | 12:01
The Hanoi Fire Department has just proposed evacuating MBLand Holdings JSC’s Golden Field high-end apartment building in My Dinh urban area due to violations of the fire code.
mblands high end apartment building violates fire regulations
The Golden Field bulding is located in My Dinh urban area (Hanoi). Photo: Vnexpress

MBLand paid a fine of VND40 million for putting the building into use without being checked fire prevention system.

Previously, on April 17, Hanoi Fire Department’s inspection team checked MBLand’s building. Accordingly, the 30-floor building was only approved the fire prevention system design, but has not been granted the documents to confirm work acceptance. However, the investor has put the building into use despite its huge risk of fire explosion.

In addition, the Golden Field building also has many fire prevention violations, including the uncompleted fire prevention system of the 1-7th floor trade and service area, 24-27th floors have no fire escapes as the approved fire prevention system design with one fire escape for each floor, and some positions have not been removed the fire alarms’ protective hoods.

mblands high end apartment building violates fire regulations
The building's trade and services floors have not been constructed completely. Photo: Vnexpress

With these violations, the inspection team recommended individuals, households, and organisations not to live, do business in this building. The department’s team also requested the investors immediately not to allow people living in the building’s apartments until to overcome its violations and to be granted documents to confirm work acceptance about fire prevention.

According to Vnexpress, representative of MBLand Holdings JSC said that the company completed and sent the dossier of checking the building’s fire prevention system to the Ministry of Public Security. On April 17, the Hanoi Fire Department checked the building and indicated some fire prevention issues and offered the time to fix.

The department on April 27 will check the overcome of the building’s violations, and the two sides in May will complete the procedures about fire prevention.

From April 23, the inspection teams of the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Construction randomly checked 3,600 apartments in seven cities and provinces. The teams discovered multiple violations at many apartment buildings from the very first day.

For instance, the M3-M4 apartment building (Hanoi’s Dong Da district) got many fire prevention violations, including failed self-closing fire doors, unworked fire extinguishers, and failed fire water pump pipelines.

By Van Anh

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