Vietnam orders compensation for Formosa toxic spill to be paid by June

Toxic from Formosa company had cause mass fish death in the coastal provinces in the central Vietnam

The country is still recovering from what is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in its history.

The Vietnamese government has called on authorities to complete compensation payments for all fish farmers in the country's central provinces affected by the toxic disaster caused by Taiwanese steel firm Formosa last year.
The executive order, issued at a recent meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, stated that the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue should complete payments in the next three months.
Various ministries and the government office have also been urged to send inspection teams to check and assist the compensation process.
Vietnam is still tying up the loose ends of what was considered one of the worst environmental disasters in the country's history, almost a year after the event.
Last month, Vietnam publicly named 11 government, provincial and industry officials responsible for the incident.
It named ex-environment minister Nguyen Minh Quang, former vice minister Bui Cach Tuyen and former chief of Ha Tinh's provincial Communist Party unit Vo Kim Cu, along with eight other officials, saying they should be disciplined or face review.
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel, which runs an $11 billion steel plant, polluted more than 200km (125 miles) of coastline in April 2016, killing more than 100 tons of fish and devastating the environment, jobs and economies in four provinces. The Taiwanese company admitted to having discharged untreated waste into the sea, and agreed last June to pay $500 million in compensation.
The environment ministry said that the affected region is expected to take a decade to completely recover from the incident, while experts predict that the disaster may set Vietnam’s economy back for years to come.
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John Smith 16/3/17 21:07

The livelihoods of people in these provinces have been lost due to the disaster

Deck Hero14 16/3/17 21:16

In early April, waste water from the Vietnamese unit of Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group killed tons of fish along some 200 kilometers of Vietnam’s central coastline.

Gentle Moon 16/3/17 21:21

Formosa took full responsibility in late June and since has paid $500 million to the government as compensation.

Love Peace 16/3/17 21:25

Fishermen, salt farmers, seafood traders and tourist service providers are recompensed

LawrenceSamuels 16/3/17 21:32

Vietnam has quickly found out the reason of the disaster and given strict measures to fix the consequence.

Pack Cassiopian 16/3/17 21:43

The measures of Vietnamese government to settle this disaster are suitable,

Jane smartnic 16/3/17 21:46

The measures are very strict to the Formosa and other organizations and people that related to the toxic spill

MaskOf Zero 16/3/17 21:51

fishermen in Ha Tinh should not listen to "bad people" who are inciting violence and having a negative impact on social order

yobro yobro 16/3/17 21:54

Those "bad people" are taking advantages of the State and Government policies of democracy to cause social disorder in Vietnam

Only Solidar 16/3/17 22:00

Vietnam never trade our the environment for industrial projects like the Formorsa Ha Tinh steel company

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