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Hundreds of units found violating land, environment laws

Update: February, 04/2016 - 16:55
Building Complex HH1 Me Tri in downtown Ha Noi violated laws on land use and capital mobilisation. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — More than 570 out of 1,403 units searched by authorities were found to have violated laws on land, environment and minerals in 2015.

This news was released in a report by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Of the illegal units, 520 were fined nearly VND61 billion (almost US$2.7 million).

With regard to land law violations, most of the units were slow in implementing projects compared with their approved plans and in registering land-use certificates. Inspectors proposed collecting arrears amounting to nearly VND109 billion (some $4.9 million).

Environmental officers discovered 38 per cent of 1,076 units had violated regulations against harmful waste management and were discharging untreated wastewater into the environment. The authorities collected fines of more than VND50 billion (some $2.3 million).

In the mineral sector, 32 per cent of 139 units had to pay a fine of VND5.6 billion ($250,000) for their violations. — VNS

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