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16 sand exploitation vessels seized on Đà River

Update: October, 05/2017 - 16:00
Sand exploitation vessels on Đà River in northern Hoà Bình Province. – VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HOÀ BÌNH – Hoà Bình Province’s Traffic Police Department yesterday seized 16 illegal sand exploitation vessels on Đà River in Hoà Bình City.

The captains of the vessels failed to show licences for sand exploitation and vessel registration papers.

The case is under investigation.

Previously, at a meeting on July 31, vice chairman of the Provincial’s People’s Committee, Bùi Văn Khánh, announced that the province had suspended all sand exploitation activities of two local companies in Đà River in Kỳ Sơn District.

Hùng Yến Construction Co. Ltd and Sahara Mineral Exploitation JSC were found to be using vessels with excessive capacity than that allowed in their registration certificates, annoying local residents.

The committee also asked the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment to join hands with relevant organisations to prepare documents about the two companies’ violations in mineral exploitation, and to check the quantity of sand and gravel being exploited by the two companies. – VNS


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