Ho Chi Minh City to shut down polluting cement factory

Ho Chi Minh City to shut down polluting cement factory

Ho Chi Minh City is going to shut down a major cement factory over environmental concerns. Several attempts to relocate the plant have failed in the past.
Ha Tien Cement, a leading Vietnamese cement producer, has been ordered to end all operations at its grinding unit in the northeastern district of Thu Duc by December 31.
The polluting plant has been asked to move many times since 2003, and at least twice last year. The decision to close the plant came after all those attempts failed.
Municipal officials said that that cement production is "not encouraged" under the city's urban development plan, which favors green industries and businesses in the processing and services sectors.

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