Two steel factories suspended over pollution protests

Dana-Y and Dana-Uc steel factories will have to suspend their operation indefinitely due to violations of wastewater discharge regulations.   


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Dana-Y and Dana-Uc steel factories saw heavy protests due to wastewater pollution


This morning, Ho Ky Minh, Deputy Chairman of the Danang People’s Committee, issued the decision to order the two steel factories to suspend their operations, according to newswire Cafef.

Meanwhile, the two factories are permitted to conduct import-export and administrative activities under the supervision of local residents.

Previously, hundreds of local residents surrounded the two factories for several days demanding them to stop polluting their environment.

The representatives of residents asked the central city to relocate either the two factories or the households from the location, with a specific, announced timeline.

The leaders of the Danang People’s Committee organised two discussions on February 27-28 with local residents to deal with the problem.

The representatives of residents asked the central city to relocate either the two factories or the households from the location, with a specific, announced timeline. In case the city decides to relocate the households, they will have to complete the relocation before permitting the two factories to resume operations.

Responding to residents claims, Minh stated that relocating either the two factories or the households is not feasible. The city will look for the best solution and vowed to give a final detailed answer by March 5.

At this point, the local representatives of the citizenry immediately left and refused to continue discussions. As a result, the two parties failed to reach a compromise.

This morning the city issued the decision to stop the operations of the two plants.

Dana-Y Steel JSC was established on January 27, 2008. It is located on 15 hectares in Thanh Vinh Industrial Zone, Lien Chieu district.

Dana-Y’s main products include reinforced concrete steel ranging from D6-D32 and 120x120x6000 square billets, annually providing 400,000 tonnes of products nationwide.

Dana-Uc manufactures 300,000 tonnes of construction steel and 300,000 tonnes of steel billets annually for the domestic market and exports.

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