Vietnam: Expert says 80% of industrial zones violate environmental regulations

Author: Tuoi Tre News (Vietnam), Published on: 28 November 2016

“80% of Vietnamese industrial zones violate environmental regulations: expert”, 21 Nov 2016

Eighty in every 100 industrial zones in Vietnam are violating the country’s environmental regulations, an expert said at an economic workshop in Hanoi…

The figure was shared by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Duc Truong from the Hanoi-based National Economics University during the international workshop on ‘Vietnam’s Economy in the Medium Term: Prospects and Environmental Effects.’…

According to Truong, foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses account for up to 60 percent of the firms based in Vietnam that violate standards on waste discharge.

Many of these businesses bring outdated technology, banned in developed countries, into Vietnam in order to lengthen their life cycle and make use of low environmental investment requirements and taxes…

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