The southern province of Dong Nai will work to install qualified waste water treatment systems in all 28 operating industrial parks (IPs) in the locality as part of effort to prevent environmental pollution.

According to Director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment Le Viet Hung, Dong Nai will also build environment supervision stations in every IPs whose area has been occupied by more than 50 percent.

So far, 21 out of the 28 operating IPs in Dong Nai have launched their own waste water treatment facilities, he noted.

Meanwhile, as many as 17 IPs have also installed automatic waste water supervision stations, he added.

However, Hung also pointed out that 150 production establishments across the locality have been listed as dangers for the environment, and only 98 of them have since taken steps to better the situation.

Meanwhile, Hoang Van Thong, chief inspector at the department, said the number of violations in environmental protection dropped sharply in 2013, attributing the result to strict supervision and punishment by local authorities.

He warned that all individuals and businesses causing environmental protection will be punished adequately, with their names listed in the mass media.-VNA