Half of the country's labor exports, who are mostly low skilled, headed to Taiwan this year, followed by Japan and the Republic of Korea.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has directed the four central provinces devastated by Formosa’s discharge of toxic waste to test sea water at 19 beaches every two weeks.
Implementing the Government’s instruction, the central province of Quang Binh had destroyed 606 tons of cadmium contaminated fish which businesses bought from fishermen from April to August 30, director of the provincial Department of Health Nguyen Duc Cuong has said.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will send experts from the French Viola Group to the central region to inspect the quality of Formosa’s waste and sewage treatment equipment from December 12.
The central province of Quang Tri on November 30 finished phase one of distributing Formosa Ha Tinh’s compensation to coastal residents for the mass fish deaths the company caused earlier this year.
Local authorities should get more involved and significantly improve their management of environmental issues, Chu Pham Ngoc Hien, Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, said on November 17.
An environmental expert has called on the Tien Giang administration to pull the plug on a Taiwan-invested paper project he says may pollute one of the most important waterways in the province as well as the Mekong Delta.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has reported the results of an investigation into Taiwan-invested Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company’s efforts to tackle the environmental incident it caused in four central provinces.
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.
The central province of Quang Tri has begun distributing compensation money to those affected by the marine pollution incident caused by Taiwan’s Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation.
People from Ha Tinh province’s Loc Ha district, one of the worst affected by the marine environment disaster earlier this year, started getting compensation.
About VND147 billion (over US$6.6 million) of compensation from Taiwanese Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation was distributed to people affected by the marine environment incident in 20 out of 29 coastal communes in Thua Thien Hue Province in the first phase as of October 31.
The Government along with the Prime Minister, ministries and localities have proactively got engaged in the settlement of Formosa-caused maritime environmental incident in the four central provinces.
As of October 27, VND40 billion (US$1.79 million) compensated by Taiwanese Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation was distributed to fishermen in Phu Loc, Phu Vang and Quang Dien districts, central Thua Thien-Hue province in the first phase.
The Prime Minister (PM) has allowed Taiwanese firm Hung Nghiep Formosa Co., Ltd. (Fomosa), to import own coal for electricity production at its coal-fired thermal power plant located in the southern province of Dong Nai’s Nhon Trach 3 industrial park, according to newswire Vneconomy.
The loss of 549 meters of underground electrical cables from the Vung Ang Economic Zone has disrupted its operations.
Voters in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem and Ba Dinh districts contributed their opinions on a range of issues like rural construction, environmental protection and Party building during their meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on October 17.
Two local steel giants are in a race to build steel complex projects, while foreign investors have stayed away due to surplus steel in the market and capital concerns.
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.
Steel production expansion in Vietnam has faced a growing tide of criticism amid environmental concerns following the recent toxic spill disaster caused by Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation in central Vietnam, and the oversupply of steel in the domestic market.