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National Assembly urges stricter measures following Formosa incident

by VTV412 July 2016 Last updated at 08:02 AM

VTV.vn - The standing Committee of the National Assembly requested the government to clarify the remedial measures that will be taken following the Formosa environmental disasaster in Vung Ang Industrial Zone.

Responding to queries regarding the environmental disaster caused by Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation, Minister of National Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said that investigations have revealed that all 6 of Formosa’s foreign contractors committed 53 administrative violations, including changing coking technology without permission from appropriate authorities.

"We have discovered 53 administrative violations involving what happened in the production process, including issues related to electricity and the waste processing system that do not follow our regulations", Tran Hong Ha - Minister of Natural Resources and Environment - spoke.

Members of the standing committee all requested stricter punishment for the investors, while at the same time, conducting a thorough review of the project from the beginning.

At the session, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung also pointed out the current limitations in controlling environmental waste. He descibed the issue as a major challenge, as it affected not only the lives of the locals, but also the country’s investment environment.

"Any organisations or individuals who discharge untreated waste into the environment will be strictly punished! The government will make sure they bear full responsibility", Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung spoke.

At the end of the session, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee had also provided inputs into the government’s draft decree on a number of specific mechanisms for investment, finance, state budget, and proposals Danang’s decentralised administration.

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