Da Nang City revokes licenses of mineral companies

The People’s Committee in the central city of Da Nang revoked business licenses from 13 mineral companies for stealing hill and farming soil.

An excavator left after being spotted by local authorities in Dai Nghia Commune, Dai Loc District, Quang Nam Province (Photo: SGGP)

Those companies have been asked to remove workers and property from mines excluding facilities for safety and environment protection. The mines were closed immediately to restore the environment.

The city also tasked Hoa Vang District authorities to supervise the mines and prevent any organization or individual from illegally exploiting minerals there.

This event occurred as a response to an article from Saigon Giai Phong Newspaper about companies stealing soil from hills and rice fields for sale in Da Nang City and the neighboring province of Quang Nam.

By Nguyen Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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