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Company fined for illegal sand mining

Update: June, 19/2019 - 16:49


Bamboo poles are buried along the Bồ River in Hương Vân Ward, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province to prevent illegal sand mining. Photo

THỪA THIÊN – HUẾ — A local company – Tuấn Hải Transport and Construction Ltd Company was blamed for causing landslides and negative impacts on caged fish farms along the river. 

The company had conducted sand mining in two areas of Khe Băng and Lại Bằng in Hương Vân Ward of the Hương Trà Town. Inspections by the provincial People’s Committee last month found that the company exploited natural minerals including sand and gravel under the river beyond the permitted depth.

Residents in Hương Vân Ward, Hương Trà Town in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế have buried bamboo poles in the Bồ River to prevent the company from continuing the act.

The company was fined VNĐ1.6 billion (US$68,600) and had their natural mineral mining licences withdrawn late last month.

Châu Văn An, chairman of Hương Vân Ward People’s Committee, said that the local authority had not granted permission for natural mining activity on the Bồ River in the ward.

He said the ward’s committee set up three teams to detect and stop illegal sand miners.

He said that on Tuesday, local authorities called on residents to remove the bamboo poles in the river. — VNS


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