Two more officials hauled up in Vedan safety certification bungle

Two more officials received warnings November 3 from the Ministry of Science and Technology’s disciplinary council for certifying that three products made by polluter Vedan Company are safe for the community health.

One of the three certificates issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology’s representative office in Ho Chi Minh City certifying Vedan’s products as being safe for community health

A deputy chief of the ministry’s representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Pham Ngoc Minh, joins his boss Bui Van Quyen, who was named a day earlier, and a secretary of the certification council in the dock for being “irresponsible.”
Vedan was caught dumping untreated wastewater in the Thi Vai River in the southern province of Dong Nai and has yet to pay compensation for the damage and losses it caused to the environment and residents living along the river.
The ministry has also ordered the city Department of Science and Technology to investigate and improve the process of certification by the city-based Natusi Patent Standard Quality Agent, a trademark and quality development consultancy.

By Tr.Binh – Translated by Hong Phuong

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