The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will inspect this year 520 production and business establishments that have high potential for causing severe environmental pollution to ensure that they adhere to law.
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha recently issued Document No. 60, which orders the leaders of provinces and cities to collaborate with one another to conduct these inspections.
|Foul smell emanates from a waste water outlet on Nguyen Tat Thanh coastal road in central Da Nang City__Photo: Tran Le Lam|
Sectors that will come under the inspection include textile dyeing, metallurgy and the production of chemicals, paper, pulp, cassava, rubber, sugarcane, leather and thermal power, the document states.
The ministry, along with provinces and cities, will inspect all industrial parks that discharge 200 cubic meters or more of wastewater, except those that have already been inspected in 2016.
The ministry will also inspect the implementation of land-related administrative procedures, with a focus on procedures of compensation, support and resettlement for people whose land has been recovered by the State, forcing them to resettle in new places. It will also look into procedures of land allocation, land lease, change of land use purposes, and grant of certificates of land use rights for organizations, households and individuals.
Inspections will be conducted at quarries and mines so that all laws are followed in the management, exploration, exploitation and use of stones as building materials.
The ministry will also inspect the state management of water resources and the exploration, exploitation and use of water resources by a number of organizations and individuals. The operating procedures that involve different reservoirs in river basins will also be checked.- (VNS/VLLF)