Tourism firm fined $15,400 for illegal constructions

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Authorities in the central province of Phu Yen Friday fined the local branch of Quynh Long Company VND300 million (US$15,400) for illegally building 65 tourism facilities.

The unit had constructed the facilities on an area of nearly 18,000 square meters in Deo Ca Forest since 2005 and put them into operation though relevant agencies were yet to grant or lease the land to it, the Phu Yen People's Committee said.

The firm had also failed to file an environment impact assessment, the committee said.

In related news, the Da Nang City administration has imposed a fine of VND225 million on Suc Tre Company based in Lien Chieu Industrial Park for dumping untreated wastewater into the environment.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the Tan Viet Wastewater Treatment Company located in Tan Thoi Hiep Industrial Park has been fined VND140 million for not having a safe place to temporarily store dangerous waste and dumping wastewater with toxic substances exceeding acceptable levels into the environment.

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