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Officials fined for management failures

 VietNamNet Bridge – Some 20 government officials have received penalties for slacking off in managing the activities of Muong Thanh Group, 

Formosa fined for improper hazardous waste treatment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two companies involved in an illegal case of hazardous waste landfill in central Ha Tinh Province have been fined a total VND1 billion or US $45,000.

Binh Duong IP fined for polluting Sai Gon River

 VietNamNet Bridge – Binh Duong Province authorities on Monday fined Viet Huong 2 Industrial Park VND1.96 billion (US$86,300) for discharging untreated wastewater into the Sai Gon River.

Vietnam’s biggest polymetallic project fined for violations

The Nui Phao mining project, Viet Nam’s biggest polymetallic operation, has seriously violated regulations on environmental protection, mining, and use of land and water resources, 

Can Tho FC's midfielder suspended for three matches

The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) yesterday decided to suspend midfielder Tran Chi Cong of Can Tho for three matches as punishment for trampling on midfielder Truong Van Thai Quy of Ha Noi FC 

Khanh Hoa sugar company fined for environmental violations

The People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa Province has imposed a fine of VND3 billion on Khanh Hoa Sugar Company Ltd. for violating environmental laws and contaminating lagoon water.

Company fined for illegal sand mining on Dak Bla River

 VietNamNet Bridge – Xuan Tai Company in the Highland province of Kon Tum was fined VND40 million ($1,769) for illegal sand exploitation, 

Health insurance abuses rampant

A 47-year-old patient from HCM City’s District 8 visited several hospitals in the city for health examination and treatment a total of 162 times in the last quarter of last year.

Company fined $7,000 for river sewage discharge

Thanh Hoa Province on Monday fined a company VND160 million (US$7,100) for illegally discharging untreated sewage into the Am River, causing mass fish deaths last week.

Thanh Hoa factory fined for polluted discharge

 VietNamNet Bridge – A tapioca starch production plant in central Thanh Hoa Province has been fined VND310 million (US$13,710) for polluting the environment.

Hanoi woman fined nearly $300 for littering pavement

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Hoan Kiem District police in Ha Noi have slapped a woman with a fine of VND6 million (US$266) for littering a pavement.

Taxi booking app Uber fined $7.3m in California

 Taxi booking app Uber has been fined $7.3m (£4.6m) in California for not giving regulators enough information about its service and operations.

Overloaded trucks fined VND430 million

 VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty five trucks carrying timbers from Laos into Viet Nam have been fined totally VND430 million (US$20,100) after an eight-day inspection at weigh stations in Nghe An Province.

Enterprises fined for safety violations

VietNamNet Bridge – About 700 enterprises were fined more than VND1.4 trillion (US$68.6 million) last year for measuring and radiation safety violations, the Ministry of Science and Technology has reported.

Drug firms fined for bad imports

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam will continue clamping down on drug violations, after imposing fines on dive local pharmaceutical firms who were discovered importing and marketing bad medicines.

Vendors fined for SIM blunders

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) discovered mistakes in billing customers for prepaid SIMcards, fining selling locations nearly VND2 billion in 2013.