|The dyeing workshop of Mei Sheng Textiles Viet Nam Ltd Co in the Ngãi Giao industrial complex of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province is sealed due to environment violations. – VNA/VNS Photo Minh Trí|
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — Authorities and relevant agencies have sealed at least 28 fabric dyeing machines of the Mei Sheng Textiles Việt Nam Co. Ltd in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu.
An inspection by the environment department found the company was violating several regulations on environment protection.
In particular, despite not having a licence to conduct dyeing activities, the company had still built the dyeing workshop and put it into operation.
The company also drilled 26 wells and illegally exploited and used ground water for production and daily use without a licence.
In addition, the company had no measures in place to protect the environment and its waste water treatment system had not been tested by the local agencies.
The company’s dyeing workshop will be sealed for three months for it to undertake remedial measures, the authorities said.
This is the seventh time the company has been sealed for flouting environment protection rules.
Earlier, on April 24, the local authorities had received a directive from the Environment General Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to seal the textile firm’s dyeing workshop, but the company managed to circumvent the order.
Mei Sheng Textiles Việt Nam Co. Ltd, with its entire investment capital from Taiwan, began operations in September 2009. It is located on 21.3ha of land in the Ngãi Giao industrial complex in Châu Đức District. — VNS