As many as 157 businesses in Dong Nai Province which were on the list of causing environmental pollution have invested more than VND1.5 trillion ($66.9 million) to reduce pollution since 2009, according to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
The applied methods include building sewage and exhaust treatment systems as well as managing normal and dangerous solid wastes.
The province in 2009 released the list of 157 local companies that caused environmental pollution together with documents guiding them to implement remedies, then conducted annual inspections.
As of now, 143 businesses of that list have been testified to satisfy the environmental protection regulations.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Quang Ninh to install illegal coal checkpoints
Quang Ninh Province will begin to build interdisciplinary checkpoints to manage illegal coal transportation next month, according to the Viet Nam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited.
The checkpoints will be located at Ha Long City's Dai Yen Toll Station and Uong Bi City's Da Bac Bridge.
The province will cooperate with coal sector to list vehicles permitted to transport coal, propose transport time and publicise registration numbers.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Hydropower project tunnel resumes work
The government has permitted resumption of the construction of a tunnel for the Da Dang- Da Chomo hydropower project in Lac Duong District in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, which collapsed last year, according to the province's People's Committee on Monday.
However, the resumption is only to reinforce and complete work outside the tunnel. The work had been delayed because of discussions on design and safety by several agencies.
Last year, 12 workers were stuck in tunnel for 82 hours after it collapsed.
The plant was built under the investment of Long Hoi Hydropower Joint Stock Company, with total cost of VND475 billion ($21.2 million)
Lao Dong (The Labourer)