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VFA to ensure farmers receive proper compensation from Vedan

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

The Vietnam Farmers Association (VFA) will strictly oversee the compensation paid by Taiwanese MSG company Vedan to farmers in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, to ensure that appropriate damages are paid to farmers affected by the company’s untreated wastewater, the association’s vice chairman Nguyen Duy Luong said August 10.

The Thi Vai River has been contaminated by waste water discharged from a Vedan Vietnam plant. (Photo: Dan Tri)

Vedan has agreed to pay affected farmers in Ho Chi Minh City VND45.7 billion (US$2.4 million) and those in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau VND53.6 billion (US$2.8 million).
 
The compensation is supposed to take place August 17, 2010 and in January of 2011.
 
Involved localities have been asked to provide the company bank account numbers for transferring the compensation and banks will act as a guarantee for those funds.
 
The localities will calculate and make plans to deliver damages to affected farmers based on the amount they are due to receive from Vedan.
 
Mr. Luong said the association would closely monitor the payment of compensation to ensure that the proper payees receive appropriate damages and to prevent misusing funds.
 
“It is the farmers’ money, affected households have to receive exact compensation which they are eligible for,” he added.

Source: SGGP

VFA to ensure farmers receive proper compensation from Vedan

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

The Vietnam Farmers Association (VFA) will strictly oversee the compensation paid by Taiwanese MSG company Vedan to farmers in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, to ensure that appropriate damages are paid to farmers affected by the company’s untreated wastewater, the association’s vice chairman Nguyen Duy Luong said August 10.

The Thi Vai River has been contaminated by waste water discharged from a Vedan Vietnam plant. (Photo: Dan Tri)

Vedan has agreed to pay affected farmers in Ho Chi Minh City VND45.7 billion (US$2.4 million) and those in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau VND53.6 billion (US$2.8 million).
 
The compensation is supposed to take place August 17, 2010 and in January of 2011.
 
Involved localities have been asked to provide the company bank account numbers for transferring the compensation and banks will act as a guarantee for those funds.
 
The localities will calculate and make plans to deliver damages to affected farmers based on the amount they are due to receive from Vedan.
 
Mr. Luong said the association would closely monitor the payment of compensation to ensure that the proper payees receive appropriate damages and to prevent misusing funds.
 
“It is the farmers’ money, affected households have to receive exact compensation which they are eligible for,” he added.

Source: SGGP

VFA urges swift action to help farmers sue Vedan

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2010 at 11:20 am

The Vietnam Farmers Association has asked Farmers Associations of HCM City, Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau provinces to support farmers in completing legal procedures necessary to bring Vedan to court.


According to the Vietnam Farmers Association, the offer of VND130 billion (US$6.8 million) from Taiwanese MSG producer Vedan as compensation is far too low compared with the economic damage the company caused farmers in HCM City, Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau provinces.


The Vietnam Farmers Association has asked the local farmer associations and relevant departments to cooperate closely with each other to protect ther rights of affected farmers and help them acquire funds requisite to file their lawsuit against Vedan.


According to Tran Van Cuong, deputy chairman of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Tan Thanh District People’s Court has received 800 of 1,255 petitions of affected farmers requesting that Vedan pay damages.


On the same day, lawyers, acting on behalf of farmers, brought 57 petitions of farmers in Long Thanh and Nhon Trach districts of Dong Nai Province to local courts of respective districts.


To date, 58 legal petitions to bring Vedan to court have been filed in Dong Nai Province.


 


 

Source: SGGP

6,000 unsafe milk products still for sale: VFA

In Vietnam Health on November 30, 2009 at 4:12 am








An advertisement for Dutch Lady Vivinal GOS milk

FrieslandCampina Vietnam has recalled around 96 percent of its Dutch Lady Vivinal GOS milk which reportedly caused allergic reactions in some children who consumed the product, said the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA). However, some 6,000 products remain in the market.


The VFA recently ordered the company to withdraw the remaining products and publicize warnings about the milk in the media.


Vivinal GOS is advertised as containing GOS (Galacto Oligosacharide), a natural fiber in dairy that helps enhance absorption of nutrients and stimulate healthy growth.


Some 21 toddlers in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were hospitalized in recent weeks with rashes, breathing problems, and stomach upset, allegedly after drinking Dutch Lady Vivinal GOS milk.


Related articles:
Dutch Lady Vivinal GOS milk recalled over allergy scare
HCMC health officials investigate Dutch Lady’s dodgy milk


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