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Fire threat stalks Bình Dương wood workshops

Update: March, 29/2018 - 19:07
Many woodwork plants in Bình Dương Province face a high risk of fire since they lack proper prevention equipment. —Photo:
Viet Nam News

BÌNH DƯƠNG — With the year just three months old there have already been fires at many wood processing workshops in Bình Dương Province, which have caused injuries to people and damaged properties.

Recently there have been several fires in Tân Uyên town that caused serious damage with thousand of square metres of workshops burnt down and several businesses going bankrupt as a result.

In February a fire destroyed a 1000sq.m facility belonging to Mỹ Nghệ wood processing workshop in Thuận An town.

The province has more than 600 woodwork facilities, but only 10 per cent of them have effective fire prevention equipment.

Though losses caused by fire are huge, most businesses, with an eye on cost, fail to invest in fire prevention equipment. 

Nguyễn Thanh Điệp, deputy director of the Bình Dương Fire Prevention and Fighting Police Department, said the main reasons for fires were a lack of awareness among people and failures to have proper fire prevention equipment.

The fire department has begun to step up checks and is slapping penalties on those businesses that fail to meet fire prevention norms. — VNS


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