A month after it supplied contaminated water to Hanoi residents, Viwasupco has sacked its general director Nguyen Van Ton.
Tap water sourced from the Da River in the northern province of Hoa Binh is now safe for drinking and cooking, said an official from the Hanoi City government at a press briefing on October 22.
Initial test results show that the levels of styrene in the contaminated water were 1.3 - 3.6 times higher than normal, which can potentially negatively affect people’s health.
Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation (REE) and Sinh Thai LLC—a 100-per-cent-owned subsidiary of Vingroup—spent VND1.07 trillion ($47.1 million) acquiring 25.5 million shares, or 51 per cent stake, in Vinaconex Water Supply JSC (Viwasupco) from Vinaconex.
The Vietnamese government has requested that a Hanoi water company suspend a scheduled contract signing with a Beijing-based pipe supplier, responding to an appeal from the administration of the capital city.