Environment authorities have issued a statement saying 11 firms in central Vietnam have been fined more than US$96,000 for polluting the environment.
Based in Thua Thien-Hue Province, the polluting firms are mainly in seafood, cement and textile and garment industries. Some of them are engaged in managing plantations for paper pulp.
Each firm was fined between around VND200 to 300 million for a total of VND2.019 billion ($96,350).
The companies were blacklisted earlier by officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.