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Illegal sand exploitation vessels seized

Update: July, 12/2017 - 15:20
Sand exploitation vessels in Cấm River. — Photo tintuc.com.vn
Viet Nam News

HẢI PHÒNG — The Traffic Police Department in cooperation with the Waterway Police and Hải Phòng City’s Police on Tuesday seized two illegal sand exploitation vessels in Cấm River in Hải Phòng City’s An Dương District.

The two vessels have capacity of 100 tonnes each.

The captains of the vessels did not have ship registration papers and licences for sand exploitation.

Recently, illegal exploitation of sand has been occurring regularly in Hải Phòng City. Notably, there have been disputes between aqua-culture breeders and sand exploitation ships.

The city’s People’s Committee had asked the Agriculture and Rural Development Department to quickly fix adminsitrative boundaries on the water for smooth managment.

Illegal sand exploitation has been happening in rivers across the country in recent years.

The uncontrolled exploitation of sand has seriously harmed the environment, hurt the structure and safety of waterway transport, caused land erosion and altered the flow of water.— VNS

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