Those who provide information relating to illegal construction stand to be paid up to VND5 million (US$263), according to a new decree signed between the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Finance on May 12.
Under the decree, fines levied against construction site and real estate businesses found in violation of the law will help fund the financial compensation for citizens who provide valid information about illegal construction projects. Rewards for informants shall not exceed 10 percent of the penalty imposed in each successfully prosecuted case and will be limited to VND5 million.
Inspectors who directly take part in the investigations of illegal construction projects may receive compensation up to VND1 million ($53) per month.
The new decree will take effect May 28.