Most Icelanders support letting Chinese businessman Huang Nubo purchase the land he seeks in Iceland.
Huang Nubo, director of the company Zhongkun, is willing to pay 1 billion ISK for land in Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum. The land has been for sale for some time now, and Nubo would like to build a luxury hotel on the location.
However, suspicion about the man and his company has arisen, from the Icelandic blogosphere to the Ministry of the Interior.
According to the results of a poll conducted by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2, 59.1% said they were either very supportive or rather supportive of selling Nubo the land. 22.7% said they had no opinion, and 18.2% were either very opposed or rather opposed.
The results also noted that about 25% of Leftist-Greens voters approved of the sale, far behind other parties, while Social Democrat voters led the pack, at 65.6% in favour.
The government is still in the process of examining Nubo’s proposal, and are as yet still undecided on whether or not to sell the land.