The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction has rejected a Hanoi city proposal to allow certain buildings in the capital's center to resume construction after their suspension last year.
Reports about the affected projects in details are needed for the ministry to consider the Hanoi People's Committee's proposal as the city's master urban development plan through 2050 had yet to be finalized, according to the ministry.
The municipal authorities wanted to resume construction of buildings that were licensed before last December 31.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ordered a halt to work on buildings with more than nine floors on December 9.
The decision, which was made after a study found that Hanoi infrastructure had reached its maximum capacity, also prohibited the destruction of old villas in the city's center.
The master plan is expected to be finalized and submitted to the upcoming National Assembly's session, which opens on May 20.