Miwon Vietnam Co., Ltd, based in the northern province of Phu Tho, has been fined 515 million VND (24,000 USD) for discharging waste water into the environment.

In addition, its pollution causing activities will be suspended for three consecutive months. Within six months, the company has to terminate the discharge of waste water that exceeds the permitted level by 10 times.

Earlier in April 2014, the provincial People’s Committee issued a decision to impose administrative penalty on the company for the same violation.

Miwon Vietnam , wholly invested by the Republic of Korea , was set up in April 1994 and specialises in producing and trading Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), food seasoning and flavouring products.