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Dong Nai fines two mining firms

Update: November, 28/2013 - 15:09
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DONG NAI (VNS)— Two mining enterprises in the southern province of Dong Nai have been fined VND10 million (US$476) for not fulfilling their commitments to redress environmental damage caused by their activities.

According to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the violating companies are the Bien Hoa Building Materials Production and Construction Co., Ltd and Hoa An Company.

Hoang Van Thong, Chief Inspector from the department, said the companies, which have been licensed to exploit stone at the Hoa An Quarry in the province's Bien Hoa City, had not planted trees as required, and failed to repair the local road after exploiting minerals at the area.

The companies have been asked to restore the area's environment and transport all the stones they exploited. Local authorities have said they will close the quarry late December. — VNS

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