With the fish death disaster caused by wastewater dumped by a steel plant into the waters off central Vietnam still fresh in the minds of citizens, administrators in a province housing a paper mill are worried about giving history the opportunity to repeat itself.
A north-central Vietnamese province has given the green light for an under-construction oil refinery to release treated wastewater directly into the sea for the next ten months.
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has requested the establishment of four inspection teams to examine the compensation for residents who were affected by the marine environment incident in the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue last year.
Infringements and defects committed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Party Civil Affairs Committee and individuals involved in the Formosa fish deaths were serious and must be punished, announced the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked four central provinces to speed up disbursement of compensation for mass fish deaths earlier in April so as to complete the first payment phase before the Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will carry out many practical activities to support tourism development in four central provinces hit by the recent sea environmental incident, including Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.
The Government is preparing a financial support plan for traders and fishermen who could not sell frozen fish due to the toxic spill from the Formosa steel plant off the coast of four Central provinces.
Hanoi authorities have said that sudden rain followed by hot weather was to blame for the 200 kilograms of fish that washed up dead in one of the capital's lakes last week.
The administration of Thua Thien-Hue, a central province hit by the mass fish deaths earlier this year, has been asked to constantly supervise the payment of compensatory money to the affected residents.
The central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri are working to ensure the progress of paying compensation covered by Taiwanese Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation, which was behind maritime environmental pollution in the four central coastal localities.
The Prime Minister has issued a decision on the compensation levels for damage from the environmental incident in the four central provinces caused by Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company.
The toxic spill from a Taiwanese steel plant has taken its toll on growth.
The environmental disaster caused by a steel plant subsidiary of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group in central Vietnam, will remain an issue for a long time to come, a top official of the country’s legislature has said.
Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group must replace the current technology at its Vietnamese steel making plant, which was responsible for killing dozens of metric tons of fish, Vietnam’s science ministry said on July 5.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) will assist fishermen from four central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and ThuaThien-Hue in changing their careers because of being affected by mass fish deaths.
The central province of Quang Tri has established an 18-member council to assess local damage following the recent mass fish deaths.
Vietnam is facing serious marine pollution with mass fish deaths in some central provinces last April the latest incident recorded.
The central coastal provinces are urged to design new tourist products in the wake of the unusual fish deaths along their beaches in early april that impacted their tourism activities.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville has recently had inaccurate and biased words based on wrongful information about recent mass deaths of fish in Vietnam’s central provinces.
The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Tri has made a decision on urgent aid for farmers in the coastal districts of Trieu Phong, Vinh Linh, Gio Linh and Hai Lang, which are affected by mass fish deaths.