The project to exploit iron in Ha Tinh central province was asked to stop due to the long delay (Source: http://english.vietnamnet.vn)
Ha Tinh (VNA) - The People’s Committee of central Ha Tinh province has decided to withdraw the licence of an iron exploitation project that is yet to be implemented after nine years.

The project, developed by Ha Tinh Iron and Steel Joint Stock Company, was approved by the provincial People’s Committee nine years ago with total investment capital of 158 billion VND (7.02 million USD). It covers 19 ha in Vu Quang district’s Son Tho commune.

The project, with designed capacity of 500,000 tonnes of iron ore per year, is expected to generate jobs for thousands of local workers and help boost economic development of Vu Quang district.

However, after nine years, the project’s investor has still not begun execution of the project.

Local authorities, meanwhile, also decided to withdraw the land assigned for the project.

Authorities of Vu Quang district and Son Tho commune were requested to increase inspection and supervision to avoid any organisation or individual from illegally exploiting minerals at the project site.-VNA