A hotline is now open to receive public complaints about environmental violations. — VNA/VNS File Photo
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has publicised a national hotline to receive public reports about environmental issues.
Anyone who wants to report or make proposals about activities, including releasing of waste into the environment and environmental violations by individuals and organisations, can call the hotline number, 086.900.0660, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reports will be received by the Việt Nam Environment Administration and sent to the administration’s relevant agencies and the local environment management agencies to be verified, inspected and punished.
The hotline is open at all times and on all seven days of the week, including national holidays.
The administration will soon publicise the hotline numbers of provinces and cities.The setting up of the hotline number is part of the ministry’s efforts in promoting the receipt of environment-related information from individuals and organisations. On October 10, 2017, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Trần Hồng Hà, signed a direction to this effect.
Following an increasing number of pollution cases and environmental incidents nationwide, and reports and proposals from the people and the media, the minister ordered the Việt Nam Environment Administration to set up and publicise a hotline number via the media and portals of the ministry and the administration. — VNS