Enterprises to be fined for environmental law violations

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment organized a meeting to review its work in 2015 and implement its plan in 2016 in Hanoi on January 5.

Local authorities will harshly punish enterprises if they have caused environmental pollution. (Illustrative photo: SGGP)

Attending in the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai stressed: “In environment sector, relevant ministries and agencies need to collaborate further with locals in reducing environmental pollution and harshly punishing enterprises if they have violated environmental laws. Local authorities should even revoke business license to enteprises, industrial parks if they do not ensure fresh sewage system”.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in the 2016- 2020 period, the ministry will focus on implementing investigation for natural resource and environment reserves, measures dealing with climate change, and deploying projects to treat wastewater facilities and tackling the pollution

At the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai was on behalf of Party, State and Government to grant the First Class Labour Medal to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang.

By Anh Thu- Translated by Huyen Huong

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