More than one million Vietnamese people are not having enough food to eat, according to a new official report, which has blamed severe drought and the recent toxic spill scandal for worsening the nation's poverty problem.
Over 19,000 Vietnamese have lost their jobs as a result of the environmental disaster caused by the Vietnamese steel business of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group earlier this year.
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.
Vietnam is facing great environmental challenges due to a widespread disregard of the law, poor-quality environmental impact assessments, and overlapping regulations in the laws on Environmental Protection and Investment.
VOV.VN - Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, reports US Time magazine
The Vietnam Fisheries Association (VFA) has proposed building a map of the sea floor for fishing in the four central provinces affected by the Formosa environmental incident.
Hundreds of fishermen traveled by bus to Ha Tinh to demand the Taiwanese firm to cough up for the damage it has caused.
The agriculture ministry says it will monitor the quality of seafood at fishing ports in four affected central provinces.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on September 19 announced that it did not permit the import of 160 tonnes of “red mud” was imported by Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co. Ltd.
The settlement of consequences of the Formosa-triggered marine pollution will be reported at the second session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), slated for this October.
Experts believe that existing steel mills, plus the Formosa mega steel complex, are ‘more than enough’ for Vietnam.
Hoa Sen Group (HSG)’s $10.6-billion industrial zone, steel manufacturing and port complex set to be built in the central province of Ninh Thuan will have to comply with more stringent rules than Taiwanese company Formosa’s complex in Ha Tinh.
Teachers and students in the central coastal provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, which were affected by the recent environmental incident, have received financial assistance worth over VND2 billion (US$90,000) from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 31 emphasised the importance of reforming working methods inside the Government at the Cabinet regular monthly meeting.
Vietnam's agriculture ministry has demarcated no-fishing zones along the central coast, saying these swaths of water need time to recover from the toxic spill scandal linked to Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on August 27 proposed four options for resuming fishing activities along the central coast following the serious environmental incident caused by the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company.
It is necessary to build an annual long-term fundraising programme to promptly support people affected by natural disasters, heard a conference held by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in Hanoi on August 26.
It is unnecessary to use advanced technology to clean the marine environment in the four central provinces hit by the recent marine pollution as the coral reef ecosystem and seafood resources monitored there have shown signs of recovery.
Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co. Ltd, which was blamed for mass fish deaths along the central coast earlier this year, expects to fix all of its environmental protection problems by mid-2018.