The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) will inspect adherence to environment protection regulations at 520 production and business establishments, industrial, export processing and hi-tech zones. They are located in 21 cities and provinces, including Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Hải Phòng and Gia Lai, as well as Khánh Hòa, Kiên Giang, Bắc Ninh and Thái Nguyên, along with Vĩnh Phúc, Đồng Nai, Long An and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu.
Inspection will particularly focus on establishments with total waste water discharge of over 200cu.m. per day.
The Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will inspect adherence to environment
protection regulations at 520 production and business establishments, industrial, export processing and hi-tech zones
The MONRE will also examine implementation of inspection results from 2014 -2016 of 219 firms found to have caused environmental pollution in Quảng Ninh, Hưng Yên, Đồng Tháp and Tiền Giang, as well as Bạc Liêu, Cần Thơ, Quảng Trị and Phú Yên, along with Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Ngãi.
The Ministry is working with localities to continue inspecting and assessing sources of environmental pollution, polluted areas and areas with degraded environment nationwide to build a national data system on sources of pollution and map out solutions to address the issues. It will also continue completing the draft of inspection results and administrative punishment decision on 825 establishments in 32 provinces and cities that were found to have polluted the environment in 2016.
Phạm Văn Ngọc