Pub­lic se­cu­rity min­istry be­gins pipe­line probe

Viet Nam News - - National -

HAØ NOÄI — The Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity on Tues­day be­gan an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a se­ries of re­cent in­ci­dents lead­ing to the rup­ture of the pipe­line bring­ing wa­ter from Ñaø River to Haø Noäi.

The move fol­lows the Min­istry’s de­ci­sion No 03/ C46-P10 is­sued on July 24.

Ma­jor Gen­eral Nguyeãn Ñöùc Thònh, head of the In­ves­ti­ga­tion Po­lice Bureau for Eco­nomic Man­age­ment Order Of­fences (C46), said the probe aimed to de­ter­mine the “vi­o­lat­ing reg­u­la­tions on con­struc­tion caus­ing se­ri­ous con­se­quences” un­der Ar­ti­cle 229 of the coun­try’s Pe­nal Code.

The wa­ter pipe­line was put into use in 2009, with a to­tal in­vest­ment of VNÑ1.5 tril­lion (US$70.8 mil­lion) by Vi­na­conex Clean Wa­ter Joint Stock Com­pany un­der the Vieät Nam Con­struc­tion and Im­port-Ex­port Cor­po­ra­tion (Vi­na­conex).

Since be­ing com­mis­sioned, the pipe­line has seen nine break­ages that have dis­rupted the daily lives of about 70,000 lo­cal res­i­dents liv­ing in the Hoaøng Mai, Thanh Xuaân and Töø Lieâm dis­tricts.

In re­sponse to the dis­rup­tions, Vi­na­conex on Tues­day pub­lished the de­ci­sion No 03/C46-P10 on its web­site, while Gen­eral Direc­tor Vuõ Quyù Haø sent an of­fi­cial mes­sage on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to the State Se­cu­ri­ties Com­mis­sion of Vieät Nam and the Haø Noäi Stock Ex­change.

No­tice about the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was also sent out to Vi­na­conex’s in­vestors on the same day.

Vi­na­conex said that the cor­po­ra­tion has closely co­op­er­ated with po­lice to pro­vide de­tailed in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to the wa­ter pipe­line as re­quired.

The com­pany ’ s busi­ness and pro­duc­tion op­er­a­tions were con­tin­u­ing as nor­mal, a state­ment said. —

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