The MoNRE will have a policy to protect and offer rewards to people who provide information relating to illegal mineral exploitation. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Tý
HÀ NỘI – Hotlines will be set up at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the General Department of Geology and Mineral of Việt Nam (DGMV) as well as at localities to receive information on illegal mineral exploitation, said an official.
Lại Hồng Thanh, deputy head of the DGMV, said the MoNRE will have a policy to protect and offer rewards to people who provide information relating to illegal mineral exploitation.
The MoNRE will propose the Ministry of Finance to issue a circular guiding the budget estimate for the protection of unexploited minerals so that localities can implement it more easily.
The move aims to curb uncontrolled mineral exploitation in Việt Nam which has had serious impact on the environment and cause a big loss to State budget.
Over the past few years, localities have implemented measures to prevent illegal mineral exploitation. Thus, the number of provinces and cities with illegal exploitation fell from 47 in 2012 to 40 last year. The types of mineral being exploitation in Việt Nam reduced from 27 to 10 in the same period. — VNS