|Early morning on September 25, the Đắk Nông Province's joint-sector inspection team captured four illegal sand mining boats in Krông Nô River. — Photo vov.vn|
ĐẮK NÔNG — Central Highlands Đắk Nông Province's People’s Committee has fined a company VNĐ130 million (US$5,600) for illegal sand mining, vov.vn online newspaper reported.
Inspections by concerned agencies said four boats with workers of the Tây Nguyên Construction Material Joint Stock Company were discovered when they were mining sand along a section of the Krông Nô River last September.
The illegal-sand mining area was at Cao Sơn Village, Buôn Choah Commune of Krông Nô District.
Apart from the fine, the company was responsible for levelling up a section and improving surrounding areas, the committee’s punishment decision noted.
Early morning on September 25, the joint-sector inspection team of the provincial Police, Natural Resources and Environment Department and provincial People’s Committee captured four illegal sand mining boats, with total seized sand of 120cu.m.
Illegal sand mining has caused landslides and damaged many rice fields in the province. — VNS