$239,000 collected in fines for eco violations
HA NOI — Nearly 500 inspections for environment violations have been conducted at 2,500 organisations over the first half of the year, resulting in more than VND5 billion (nearly US$239,000) in fines being collected.
The first six months of the year also saw nearly VND2.35 billion ($111,900) in environment protection fees collected, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
A spokesperson from the ministry said officials would continue inspections in a large scope over the second half of the year, with a focus on violations against the laws on environment, land and water resources. — VNS