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Officials to be disciplined for environmental disaster

Update: July, 28/2017 - 17:58
A Formosa steel mill inside the Vũng Áng economic zone in the central province of Hà Tĩnh. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt
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HÀ TĨNH — Disciplinary action will be initiated against five government officials in the central province of Hà Tĩnh who were involved in the mass fish deaths last year.

The incident was caused by the province-based Taiwanese Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Iron and Steel Company.

The information was disclosed by chairwoman of the Hà Tĩnh Inspection Committee Nguyễn Thị Gái on Friday.

The decision came after the committee conducted inspections on activities of Formosa’s iron and steel complex and Sơn Dương deep-water port in the province’s Vũng Áng economic zone.

The five officials that will receive disciplinary measures are Võ Tá Đinh, director of the province’s environmental department; Phạm Văn Tình, deputy director of the province’s construction department; Đặng Văn Thành and Hoàng Thanh Tùng, deputy heads of the province’s economic zone management board; and Ngô Đình Vân, former deputy head of the board.

Five other officials will have to make self-criticism, namely Trần Xuân Tiến, director of the province’s construction department; Phan Lam Sơn and Nguyễn Hùng Mạnh, deputy directors of the province’s environmental department; and Phạm Trần Đệ and Phan Thăng Long, deputy heads of the province’s economic zone management board. — VNS

 

 

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