BÌNH THUẬN — The Bình Thạnh Ward People’s Committee will pose an administrative fine on a man who encroached on the province’s seven-colour stone bank, said Huỳnh Văn Điển, chairman of the Tuy Phong District People’s Committee.
As well as the administrative fine, Cao Văn Cư, who lives in Village 1, was forced to restore the stone bank to its original state.
Điển said that local authorities and residents considered the seven-colour stone a valuable natural feature, so it must be respected and maintained.
All violators would be punished based on existing laws, he said.
On January 1 this year, the Bình Thạnh Commune People’s Committee discovered Cư had leveled the land without asking for permission from local authorities. Cư dumped the redundant soil in the sea, affecting a 100-metre section of the stone bank.
The seven-colour stone bank is located on Cổ Thạch Beach. It was formed naturally by the effect of tides, sea currents and brine. The stone bank is about 1km long and about 200-300m wide. — VNS