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Taiwan factory fined over waste water

Update: October, 06/2017 - 09:00
In trouble: Taiwanese Vast Apparel company has been fined by Quảng Nam Province for discharging sub-standard wastewater into the environment. — Photo Quảng Nam Portal
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NAM — The central province has fined Taiwan-invested garment factory Vast Apparel Việt Nam VNĐ350 million (US$15,500) for discharging sub-standard wastewater into the environment.

The province said the company had released from 20-40 cubic metres of waste water each day into the environment at Tam Đàn Industrial Complex in Phú Ninh District in September.

It said coliform bacteria was recorded 50,000 times higher than the standard of the complex’s regulation on waste water.

The province has told the company to restore environmental damage caused by the waste-water.

The company, which was built on 27,000sq.m with an investment of VNĐ170 billion ($7.5 million), produces 120,000 clothes and raincoats each month.  

It employs more than 1,000 labourers working in 16 production lines.

A report from the provincial natural resources and environment department said six businesses were inspected by the department for waste-water treatment between April and August and three of them were fined VNĐ357million ($15,800).

To date, the province has developed 19 industrial parks and complexes on a total area of 4,700ha. — VNS

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