JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

South Korean firm fined for discharging untreated sewage in southern Vietnam

South Korean firm fined for discharging untreated sewage in southern Vietnam

Friday, March 24, 2023, 12:36 GMT+7
South Korean firm fined for discharging untreated sewage in southern Vietnam
A drainage pipe installed by Kbec Vina to discharge sewage into the environment. Photo: D.H / Tuoi Tre

The Ba Ria-Vung Tau People’s Committee has imposed a VND1.3 billion (US$55,330) fine on South Korea-invested Kbec Vina Company for releasing raw sewage in excess of what is currently permitted.

In early February of this year, the environmental police division of the provincial Department of Public Security found Kbec Vina, had installed a drainage pipe connecting its sewage tank with the local rainwater drainage system.

The sewage from the drainage system flows onto natural streams, turning them yellow and leaving an unpleasant odor.

Competent forces collected wastewater samples from the affected streams for inspection, measurement, and analysis, and discovered that their environmental indicators were many times higher than national standards.

A corner of Kbec Vina’s waste dump which generates sewage. Photo: D.H / Tuoi Tre
A corner of Kbec Vina’s waste dump which generates sewage. Photo: D.H. / Tuoi Tre

As a result, a fine was levied on the firm, whose legal representative is South Korean national Noh Kyung Hwan, for violating regulations related to the release of untreated wastewater. 

The South Korean firm was also suspended from discharging treated wastewater into the environment for 4-5 months.

The firm must pay over VND8 million ($340) for the assessment and analysis of wastewater samples.

Kbec Vina specializes in treating household waste and has operated in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in southern Vietnam for over 10 years. The firm uses the burial method to treat waste, so wastewater is accumulated from the waste treatment process.

Like us on Facebook or  follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tieu Bac - Dong Ha / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

18 die of rabies in Vietnam in Jan-Feb

Nearly 70,000 people suffering dog and cat bites received treatment at hospitals and got vaccinated against rabies during the two-month period

23 hours ago
;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news