Bình Thuận Province cracks down on illegal sand mining. — Photo baomoi.com
Viet Nam News
BÌNH THUẬN — The People’s Committee of Bình Thuận Province has asked local authorities to monitor and detect violations of illegal sand mining.
If the authorities do not handle or prevent such acts, they will be severely punished, according to the committee.
A report from the provincial police found that illegal sand mining occurs frequently in Tuy Phong, Hàm Tân, Bắc Bình, Đức Linh, Tánh Linh, Hàm Thuận Nam and Hàm Thuận Tân districts.
Sand is being illegally exploited in all 10 communes in Hàm Tân District.
Recently, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình ordered the people committees of provinces and cities, including Bình Thuận Province, to strictly handle violations committed by organisations and individuals.
In addition, the deputy prime minister has required authorities of provinces and cities to develop solutions to prevent illegal sand mining and submit a report to the Prime Minister before May 31. — VNS