Can Gio sea gate hot because of sand exploitation

Border guard units discovered 12 bargers transporting sand and two vessels illegally exploiting sand at Can Gio sea gate and seized 7,900 cubic meter of sea sand during three days of patroling, reported HCMC’s Border Guard Command yesterday.
 

Border guards seize illicitly exploited sand (Photo: SGGP)

Border guards seize illicitly exploited sand (Photo: SGGP)

Many vessels from other places have come to the sea gate in HCMC to illegally overexploit sand from closed sand exploitation projects, the report said.
Head of Department of Anti-Criminal and Drug Colonel Nguyen Hong Dung said that sand exploiters would illicitly transport sand out of the city for consumption, hence, owners of 14 vessels could not produce any document of sand origin and some of them showed permissions of other dead projects
They will receive proper penalties as per the law, he said.
He added vessel owners will receive fines ranging from VND100 million ($4,400) to VND200 million if the volume of sand without permission is from 50 cubic meter up.

Moreover, they will face additional fines of VND50-70 million if they exploit sand while their permissions are revoked. the fines will double for organizations who unlawfully exploit sand .

 

By KY LAM – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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