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Thua Thien-Hue imposes heavy fine for littering in public areas

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue will begin stiff fines on littering in public areas and illegal waste dumping from July 1.



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A fine of up to 7 million VND (299 USD) will be imposed on those who throw or discard cigarette butts and ashes, discard domestic trash, and urinate in public places.

Meanwhile, penalty for illegally dumping industrial waste, and receiving of solid garbage without treatment measures can reach up to 1 billion VND.

The move aims to protect the environment and ensure hygiene in the locality.

Many violations in environmental hygiene have been detected through the province’s surveillance cameras system. Additional 100 surveillance cameras will be installed to nab illegal dumpers in the coming time.

In the past years, Thua Thien-Hue has carried out various projects to protect the environment, with the Green Sunday campaign receiving lavish praise from the Prime Minister. Other notable programmes are “60 minutes for clean houses and streets”, “clean Huong river”, and “saying no to single use plastic bag”.

Joining the province’s efforts, local super markets like Big C and Co.opMart, and traditional markets have gone green by using natural wrapping instead of plastic bags.-VNA


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