Former Vietnamese legislator implicated in Formosa scandal resigns

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam's lawmaking National Assembly has approved the request of Vo Kim Cu, one of four former officials punished by the government for their roles in the Formosa environmental disaster last year, to step down as a legislator.

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VN-Italy steel firm to invest VND1.6 trillion in production

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

Viet Nam-Italy Steel Joint Stock Company (VIS) plans to invest VND1.658 trillion (US$72.7 million) in three projects to expand its production capacity, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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Building material market stable

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

The domestic building material market was stable in the first four months of the year and continued to meet demand, said the Ministry of Construction.

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Vietnam province fears ‘another Formosa’ as paper mill raises environmental concerns

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

With the fish death disaster caused by wastewater dumped by a steel plant into the waters off central Vietnam still fresh in the minds of citizens, administrators in a province housing a paper mill are worried about giving history the opportunity to repeat itself.

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Scrap steel imports threaten Viet Nam’s environment

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Importing large amounts of scrap steel is turning Việt Nam into an industrial landfill, with environmental risks coming with the waste.

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U.S. opens probe into tool chest imports from China, Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it plans to open investigations into possible dumping and subsidization of imports of tool chests and cabinets from China and Vietnam.

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Formosa nears completion of environmental protection items

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Limited Company in the central province of Ha Tinh has completed 52 out of 53 environmental protection tasks required of it after violating regulations on environmental protection, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

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Taiwan paper plant red-flagged

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

The $220 million Dai Duong paper plant project, invested by the Taiwanese company Chang Yang Holding Ltd. in the southern province of Tien Giang, may be scrapped due to environmental concerns.

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Former top Vietnamese official implicated in Formosa scandal asks to resign as legislator

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A former top provincial official who was among those punished by the government for their roles in the notorious Formosa environmental disaster has asked to step down as a delegate of the lawmaking National Assembly, citing “health reasons.”

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Vietnam struggles to deal with loss-making megaprojects

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Ngo Tri Long, former head of the Institute for Market and Price Research under the Ministry of Finance blamed both Chinese contractors and Vietnamese investors for 12 failing major projects.

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Vietnam punishes officials over Formosa incident

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam's Party Secretariat said on Friday it was punishing four high-ranking government officials over the so-called Formosa incident, the government said in a statement on its verified Facebook.

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Formosa upgrades equipment after mass fish death disaster

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Ltd. in Ha Tinh Province has buy two environmentally-friendly dry coking system from a Japan company to continue operation after the mass fish death in the central region last year.

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PM suspends Ca Na steel plant project proposal

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP - PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered to temporarily halt the proposal for the construction of the US$ 10.6-billion Hoa Sen Ca Na steel plant in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan, according to a statement from the Government Office.

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Major steel project halted due to “unresolved issues”

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested the suspension of the $10.6-billion Ca Na steel project in the southern province of Ninh Thuan in order to “clarify some issues related to the environment and technology.”

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PM halts US$10.6 billion steel plant

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has halted construction of the US$10.6-billion Hoa Sen Ca Na steel plant in south-central Ninh Thuan Province, while requiring more studies to be completed on the consumer demand and the environmental impact of the plant.

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