Trucks transfer container to HCM City’s Cát Lái Port, the common hub of plastic waste imported into Việt Nam. —VNA/VNS Photo Tiến Lực HÀ NỘI — More than 3,800 plastic waste containers have piled up for more than 90 days at Việt Nam’s three major ports of Hải Phòng, Vũng Tàu and HCM City’s Cát Lái, according to the latest report by Việt Nam Customs. Hoàng Văn Thức, deputy head of the Việt Nam Environment Administration, said in total there are some 6,456 containers stacked at seaports containing plastic waste and used commodities. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has developed a regulation on classifying imported waste into six groups. Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport have also set barriers to force enterprises and ship owners importing scrap to submit certificates of eligibility for environmental protection and declaration forms indicating whether the importing enterprise is still operational and the specific import volume. Thức said MoNRE had filed a report on imported waste management to Prime Minister and would collaborate with related agencies to tighten control over scraps. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has tasked the ministry to investigate the containers of plastic waste. “For stocks which violate Việt Nam’s regulations,… Read full this story
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