A polluted lake in Hanoi (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment on May 6 sent a document asking the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) to promptly clarify issues relating to several pollution hot spots in the capital Hanoi and the central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Quang Ngai.

The document said local media on May 5 reported serious pollution in Hanoi’s Ngoc Khanh lake, a fish death incident in Buoi River in Thanh Hoa’s Thach Thanh district, and polluted water resources in Binh Son district in Quang Ngai.

The minister requested the environment administration to submit a document proposing the Hanoi People’s Committee report the pollution situation in Ngoc Khanh lake.

Quang Ngai’s provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment will be asked to analyse and publicise the water quality in the locality. In case that the water resources are polluted, the department ought to take measures to ensure a clean water supply for locals.

The VEA must urge coastal and riverside provinces and cities nationwide to set up a list of factories which are producing a huge amount of waste in the localities.

It should immediately perform these tasks and offer a report of the implementation results to the minister within this month.-VNA