|Hai Duong Porcelain Join Stock Company is one of factories to be removed from the central area of Hai Duong City by 2020. — Photo baotintuc.vn
HAI DUONG (VNS) — The northern Hai Duong Province People's Committee announced its plans to remove all factories from the central area of Hai Duong City by 2020.
Nguyen Van Tho, director of the province's construction department, said the province wants to remove factories that have caused pollution in the city centre since 2008.
Factories on the black list included those belonging to the Hai Duong Pump Manufacturing Company, Food Processing Company, Hai Duong Pottery Joint Stocks Company, Grinding Wheels Joints Stocks Company and The Viet Nam Building Glass and Ceramics Corporation (Viglacera).
In 2011, the provincial committee also assigned relevant agencies – including the departments of construction, finance, natural resources and environment – to develop plans for the removal of factories.
Tho said that the land currently used for factories will be used for public spaces like parks, public squares and children's playgrounds. — VNS