HCMC authority tightens control on environmental pollution

People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City will strictly monitor environmental pollution discharges.

People throw waste into canal in the city causing serious pollution (photo: SGGP)
The committee has ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Environmental police; People’s committees in districts and managing boards in industrial parks and export processing zones to increase information, and enhance inspection its localities and factories to early detect discharges into the environment.

Furthermore, they must prevent and issue harsh penalties to violator who bury solid wastes from daily activities and construction in wrong places as well as throw animal corpses into rivers, canals, sea or streets causing environmental pollution.

Any violation occurs in the locality, heads of the agencies must take responsibility in front of the municipal People’s Committee.

By Da Thien – translated by Uyen Phuong

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