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.
The central province of Thua Thien – Hue is exerting every effort to complete compensation for locals affected by the marine environment incident last year, according to an official of the provincial People’s Committee.
More than one year since the maritime environmental incident ravaged four central provinces, information about the results of investigations into Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh, has been made public while the supervision over activities of the violator has been carried out strictly.
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.
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.
The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will focus on evaluating the damage to the sea environment and ecosystem in four central provinces from Ha Tinh to Thua Thien-Hue.