VOV.VN - Local steel industry is projected to enjoy a growth rate of some 10 per cent during 2019 which would be primarily driven by two key projects in the central region, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has said.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspected the wastewater treatment and manufacturing process at Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company on July 20, nearly one year since his visit to check its environmental protection commitment following the marine environment incident in 2016.
Efforts to stabilise lives, production and business of people in central provinces affected by the Formosa-related marine environmental incident have paid off and local residents have put more trust in the Party and authorities, and united with each other to address the incident, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
A working delegation of the government led by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on May 16 visited Cam Xuyen and Ky Anh districts of the central province of Ha Tinh, which were affected by the Formosa-related marine environmental incident.
The central province of Ha Tinh has supported more than 60,800 residents affected by the Formosa-related marine environment incident, with total funding of more than VND1.74 trillion (US$76.56 million).
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Tri Ha Sy Dong has asked localities across the province to finish compensation for victims of the 2016 sea environmental incident in January 2018.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said on January 8 that incidents such as the mass poisoning of fish off the coast of Vietnam in 2016 should never happen again. “It was a painful lesson,” he said.
Nearly two years after the 2016 Formosa toxic spill, fishermen in the coastal province of Quang Tri are slowly returning to the sea or finding alternative livelihoods.
Support for people affected by the marine environment incident in the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue in early 2016 will be expanded under a recent decision by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Two companies involved in an illegal case of hazardous waste landfill in central Ha Tinh province have been fined a total VND1 billion or US$44,000.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has directed the handling of stockpiled seafood in the four central provinces which were affected by maritime environmental incident in 2016.
Recent reports of emissions exceeding the permissible amount at Formosa steel mills in north-central Ha Tinh Province were the result of a raised capacity to evaluate the company’s emission treatment system, Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project to develop a marine environment monitoring system in the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.
The Prime Minister has signed decisions to apply disciplinary measures on four former leaders of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the central province of Ha Tinh, whose violations are linked to the serious environmental incident caused by Formosa Ha Tinh.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 24 paid a working session with leaders of Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Limited Company (FHS).
Vietnam’s urban environment, especially in big cities, is facing numerous challenges, including air and water pollution, solid waste treatment and flooding, according to the 2016 National Environmental Report issued in Hanoi on July 20.
The quality of the marine environment in the central region becomes stable, meeting safety requirements for aquaculture, tourism and conservation of aquatic animals and plants, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on July 13 asked the People’s Committees of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue to maintain strict supervision on waste discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Limited Company.
Compensation for residents affected by last year’s marine environmental incident in the four central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue has been mostly completed.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has seen recovery and development of the fishery sector after more than one year of the maritime environment incident.