Long Thanh Airport investor fined for dust pollution

Long Thanh Airport investor fined for dust pollution

✈️ The Airports Corporation of Vietnam has been fined VND180 million (US$7,670) for dust pollution during the construction of Long Thanh Airport, slated to be Vietnam’s largest

🏗️ According to inspectors from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), a 95% state-owned joint-stock company, failed to spray water adequately during the process of leveling the ground on an area of more than 2,500 hectares at the airport site in southern Dong Nai Province.

😷 Dust generated from the project causes pollution that exceeds safety standards by up to tenfold, according to inspectors.

💲Aside from the fine for air pollution, the ACV was fined VND90 million for failing to implement the environmental impact assessment report as approved by the ministry.

🏫 Earlier this month, the ACV announced that it will spend VND300 million to fund the installation of air conditioners at schools that have been affected by dust from the construction site.

🎯 The project, spanning 5,000 ha, has an expected investment capital of around VND336.6 trillion ($14.3 billion).
The first phase of the project, which started in 2021, includes the construction of a runway, terminal and accompanying infrastructure, with a capacity for 25 million visitors a year.
Once in operation, it will replace HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat as Vietnam’s largest airport.


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