Public security ministry begins pipeline probe
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 Ministrys 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 countrys 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 Vinaconexs 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.