Vietnam’s Phu Quoc resident fined over $41 for dumping garbage at old airfield

February 21, 2024

A man from Phu Quoc City, a popular island destination off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam, was fined VND1 million (US$41) for disposing of household garbage at an old airfield in Duong Dong Ward, a local official confirmed on Wednesday. Aside from receiving an administrative fine, Tran Quoc V. was required to take remedial action to clean up the waste, said Tran My Hiep, chairwoman of the Duong Dong administration. Tran Duy T., the owner of a business facility in Duong Dong, was also fined VND1 million for asking his employee, V., to get rid of the garbage. Early in December last year, the Phu Quoc administration teamed up with the World Wide Fund for Nature-Vietnam to launch a surveillance camera initiative in Duong Dong. As per the initiative, six surveillance cameras were installed in key areas such as the old airfield, the new international airport, markets, and the Duong Dong River to deter improper disposal of household waste.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News