By Thuy Dung
Hai Phong, Vietnam, November 25, 2015
Authorities have collected huge amounts of environmental protection fees but the sufferings of residents in mining areas have remained unabated, heard a conference in Hanoi last week on mineral mining and rights of local communities.
Nguyen Van Tuan, a resident in Trai Cau Town, Dong Hy District, Thai Nguyen Province, said many households have been unable to sell their houses due to serious environmental pollution. “Almost all people want to leave the area as soon as possible,” he noted.
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