Formosa conspicuously missing from MoNRE investigation plan

12:17 | 02/05/2018
Taiwan-based Formosa Group, which caused the largest environmental damage in 2016, is surprisingly not on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)’s list of enterprises and industrial zones to be inspected this year.
formosa conspicuously missing from monre investigation plan
Formosa caused huge environmental damage in Central Vietnam in 2016

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental (MoNRE) has just announced the list of enterprises and industrial zones to be investigated for environmental compliance within the year.

90 enterprises in North Vietnam, including Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage JSC, Saigon-Hanoi Beer JSC, Him Lam JSC, and Saovang Rubber JSC, will be inspected by MoNRE.

In the south, 106 enterprises appeared on MoNRE’s radar, including Thanh Le Import-Export Trading Corporation (the investor of Song Than 1 Industrial Zone), Dai Nam JSC (the investor of Song Than 2 Industrial Zone), Tan Thuan Co., Ltd., Minh Phu Hau Giang Seafood JSC, VietStar JSC, and Sao Ta Food JSC.

In Central Vietnam, MoNRE will inspect Chu Lai-Truong Hai Urban Infrastructure Investment and Development Co., Ltd., Chu Lai Industrial Zone Infrastructure Development Company, Lien Chieu Industrial Zone, Dana-Uc Steel JSC, and Danang Steel JSC.

MoNRE plans to spend VND34.5 billion ($1.51 million) on this bout of investigations, which will be sourced from its annual budget.

By Van Anh

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