The Ho Chi Minh City Inspectorate said Thursday it would further investigate a brewery that had been built illegally for possible violations in land use, taxpaying and food safety.
Previously, the beer plant Vinaken of Tien Dong Co. Ltd. in Ba Diem Commune, Hoc Mon District was found to have been built on 13,104 ha within the residential project of a real estate agency, Hoang Hai Company, without a license.
The inspectors said the brewery was a joint investment between Tien Dong Company and Ngo Quang Truong, former director of Hoang Hai Company.
Truong has been arrested for hiring a gang to attempt to kill Hoang Hai Company’s deputy director Dang Xuan Sy, who opposed Truong’s faking documents in the brewery project, Phap Luat Thanh Pho Newspaper has reported.
Early this month, Vinaken was also involved in a dispute over the treating of a large amount of expired beer.
Last June, Vinaken, under the approval by the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment, signed a contract with HCMC-based Tan Chau Binh Vina Company to treat 54,000 cartons of expired beer.
But the Environmental Crime Prevention and Fighting Police Department (C49) last month found that Vinaken was not licensed to treat the beer and as its wastewater treatment system was set up only to treat its own wastewater.
The environment authorities immediately halted the project.