Hoa Binh province’s police have conducted an on-site examination and verified and traced the truck driver who discharged used oil illegally.
The police of Ky Son district in Hoa Binh province have opened a criminal investigation into an alleged deliberate discharge of oil into a water collector of Vinaconex Water Supply Joint Stock Company (Viwasupco)’s plant last week, according to local media.
The water source of Viwasupco's waterworks is heavily polluted. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
"We have conducted an on-site examination, as well as verified and traced the truck driver who discharged used oil into the environment," said Nguyen Huu Duc, deputy director of Hoa Binh province’s police.
On October 15, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Ministry of Public Security to urgently investigate, and strictly handle the case if any law violation is found.
The PM asked the People's Committee of Hoa Binh province to immediately ask Viwasupco to solve the issue and resume the provision of clean water for Hanoi’s residents as soon as possible.
Besides, Phuc required the People's Committees of Hanoi and Hoa Binh province to take measures and immediately replace the polluted water source with the safe one and ensure sufficient supply of clean water.
The Ministry of Construction is asked to coordinate with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to inspect the operation of water plants throughout the country to ensure clean and safe water supply. Hanoitimes
Vinaconex Water Supply Joint Stock Company (Viwasupco), which purifies water to supply for a large part of Hanoi, did not clean the contaminated water but isolated it.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the authorities of Hoa Binh Province and Hanoi City to direct Song Da Water Investment JSC (Viwasupco) to address the polluted tap water from the Da River, discovered last week.