Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has decided to suspend all titanium-mining projects in the central province of Ninh Thuận to avoid a negative environmental impact and save the tourism industry in the province.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has asked the People’s Committee in southern Bình Thuận Province to promptly supervise titanium mining activities, which were supposed to have been halted years ago due to the serious impact on the environment.
Đặng Huy Đông, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment , tells Thời báo Kinh tế Việt Nam (Việt Nam Economic Times) that the Planning Law will boost growth and be welcomed by enterprises.
Bình Thuận Province People’s Committee has proposed to the Government a plan to adjust exploration and exploitation of titanium in the locality.
Bình Thuận Province has reaped enormous economic benefits from titanium mining, but the industry has also damaged the environment badly, degraded the lives of local residents.
Residents in two communes of the southern province of Bình Định have raised a heated protest against titanium mining activities, citing pollution concerns.
Authorities in the south-central province of Bình Thuận have turned down a proposed titanium mining project, saying that it could contaminate underground water resources and the environment.
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà has suspended titanium mining operations, after an embankment was breached surrounding waste reservoirs at Hàm Thuận Nam District’s Thuận Quý Commune.