Export, Industrial Zone Authority asked to reduce pollution

Le Manh Ha, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, stressed at a meeting on June 12 that the Ho Chi Minh Export Processing Zone and Industrial Zone Authority (HEPZA) must ask investors to install environmental monitoring systems on wastewater treatment plants, to closely monitor pollution levels.

Pollution is high in the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

City authorities have asked HEPZA to provide a list of companies that pollute the environment, besides also finding ways to deal with toxic wastes of companies manufacturing herbicides.

The city will also penalise companies that continue to pollute the environment.

According to the Department of Industry and Trade, it is difficult to tackle environmental pollution in the city because most of it comes from small scale and domestic enterprises run by low income groups.

By V.Anh – Translated by T.Huong

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