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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

Polluter Vedan signs out-of-court compensation agreements

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

Vedan Vietnam signed August 13 agreements to compensate VND45.7 billion (US$2.4 million) and VND53.6 billion ($2.8 million) to Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau farmers respectively for damage it caused to them by dumpting untreated wastewater into the Thi Vai River. 

File photo shows the Thi Vai River polluted by untreated wastewater

The Taiwanese MSG producer also agreed to pay each city and province additional VND500 million ($26,300) to cover their cost of inspecting and calculating economic losses suffered by affected farmers.
 
Vedan will transfer half of the compensation to farmers within one week, and the remainder will be transferred on January 14, 2011 at the latest with a bank guarantee by the HCMC branch of Bangkok Bank.
 
The bank guarantee for the city farmers must be sent to Nguyen Van Phung, chairman of the HCMC Farmers Association, and the guarantee for Ba Ria-Vung Tai farmers must be sent to the province People’s Committee within one week from August 13, the agreements said.
 
Mr. Phung said the city’s relative agencies will discuss with affected farmers on a plan to receive the compensation.
 
The association and relative agencies will oversee the payment of compensation to farmers to ensure that appropriate damages are paid to proper farmers, he added.

Source: SGGP

Farmers wavering between asking for compensation and lawsuit against Vedan

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

The Dong Nai Province’s Farmer Association August 16 said it will collect opinions of 5,000 farmers, who were affected by Thi Vai River pollution, about continuing sue Vedan and not accepting its compensation.

 

Thi Vai River has been seriously polluted as a result.

Vedan Vietnam on August 13 agreed to pay farmers in the province VND120 billion (US$ 40 million), however, authorities and farmers is still arguing about the rate of compensation.


The provincial People’s Committee asked the association to work with related departments and the province’s lawyer association to collect farmers’ opinion from August 17.


The opinion polls have to be completed in the end of this month, said a representative from the provincial People’s Committee.


The province’s Long Tho Ward, home to 350 farmers affected by Thi Vai River pollution, submitted lawsuits to sue Vedan demanding compensation of VND350 billion (US$ 175 million) . They said VND120 billion would only compensate a tenth of 5,000 local farmers’ losses.


To date, Long Thanh District’ and Nhon Trach District’s People Courts have received over 3,200 lawsuit files from farmers against Vedan. Over 500 more files are being finalised by lawyers to proceed in court.


 

Source: SGGP

Polluter Vedan pays pledged compensation to affected farmers

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Vedan Vietnam transferred August 17 VND22.874 billion (US$1.2 million) to the Ho Chi Minh City Farmers Association to compensate farmers for losses it caused to them by polluting the Thi Vai River.

Representatives of Vedan Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City sign the compensation agreement on August 13 (Photo: Dan Tri)

The money is half of the compensation amount which the Taiwanese MSG producer has pledged to give affected farmers in the city’s Can Gio District.
 
On the same day, Vedan transferred VND26.8 billion ($1.4 million) to the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province People’s Committee to compensate affected farmers in the province.
 
The company also remitted additional VND500 million ($26,300) to the committee to cover the province’s cost of inspecting and calculating economic losses suffered by affected farmers.
 
According to agreements signed on August 13 between Vedan and representatives of the city and province, the remainder will be transferred on January 14, 2010 at the latest.


Vedan has yet to strike any deal with Dong Nai Province which suffered most from the pollution, with total estimated damages of nearly VND120 billion ($6.3 million).


Dong Nai authorities and farmers are still arguing about the rate of compensation.

Source: SGGP

Polluter Vedan signs compensation deal with Dong Nai

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Vedan Vietnam signed September 10 an agreement to compensate nearly VND120 billion (US$6.3 million) to farmers in Long Thanh and Nhon Trach districts, Dong Nai Province for damage to farmland caused by its illegal discharge of untreated wastewater into the Thi Vai River.

Representatives of Vedan Vietnam and the sounthern province of Dong Nai sign the compensation agreement on September 10 (Photo: TT)

Vedan will transfer half of the compensation to farmers in Long Tho and Phuoc An communes in Nhon Trach District, and Long Phuoc and Phuoc Thai communes in Long Thanh districts within one week.


The remainder will be transferred on January 14, 2011 at the latest with a bank guarantee by the Ho Chi Minh City branch of Bangkok Bank.
 
The bank guarantee for the provincial farmers must be sent to the Dong Nai Province Farmers Association within one week from September 10, the agreement said.


The Taiwanese MSG producer also agreed to pay the province additional VND1 billion to cover its cost of inspecting and calculating economic losses suffered by affected farmers.


Dong Nai, which suffered most from the pollution, is the last locality to accept the company’s compensation.


So far, farmers in the province have agreed not to sue Vedan and accept its compensation, only Vien Dong Company has insisted on its lawsuit.

Source: SGGP

Vedan compensation delayed due to arising complaints

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:49 am

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and Ho Chi Minh City will postpone compensation for residents, affected by environmental pollution caused by Taiwanese MSG company Vedan, officials said on Friday.

A section of Thi Vai River was killed by Vedan Vietnam

Deputy director of the Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Van Cuong said that the US$1.4 million compensation of the first phase was initially scheduled to begin by the end of September.


The decision came after several residents complained that they did not agree with the evaluation of affected areas, made by the Ho Chi Minh City National University’s Natural Resources and Environment Institute, said Mr. Cuong, who is also the head of the damage evaluation board in Vedan case.


At present, the board is collecting 1,255 households’ opinions through their representatives for the most rational compensation method to prevent disputes afterwards.


The same day, chairman of the HCMC Famers Association Nguyen Van Phung said that the association had received over VND46 billion (US$2.4 million) Vedan compensated  for 839 households in Can Gio District.


The indemnity would be extended by the end of October, not September as scheduled because there were 500 more farmers required compensation.


However, 431 of the new claimers are out of the polluted areas, according to the Institute of Natural Resources and Environment, while the rest are not HCMC inhabitants, Mr. Phung said.

Source: SGGP

Polluter Vedan pays pledged compensation to affected farmers

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

Vedan Vietnam transferred August 17 VND22.874 billion (US$1.2 million) to the Ho Chi Minh City Farmers Association to compensate farmers for losses it caused to them by polluting the Thi Vai River.

Representatives of Vedan Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City sign the compensation agreement on August 13 (Photo: Dan Tri)

The money is half of the compensation amount which the Taiwanese MSG producer has pledged to give affected farmers in the city’s Can Gio District.
 
On the same day, Vedan transferred VND26.8 billion ($1.4 million) to the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province People’s Committee to compensate affected farmers in the province.
 
The company also remitted additional VND500 million ($26,300) to the committee to cover the province’s cost of inspecting and calculating economic losses suffered by affected farmers.
 
According to agreements signed on August 13 between Vedan and representatives of the city and province, the remainder will be transferred on January 14, 2010 at the latest.


Vedan has yet to strike any deal with Dong Nai Province which suffered most from the pollution, with total estimated damages of nearly VND120 billion ($6.3 million).


Dong Nai authorities and farmers are still arguing about the rate of compensation.

Source: SGGP

Farmers wavering between asking for compensation and lawsuit against Vedan

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

The Dong Nai Province’s Farmer Association August 16 said it will collect opinions of 5,000 farmers, who were affected by Thi Vai River pollution, about continuing sue Vedan and not accepting its compensation.

 

Thi Vai River has been seriously polluted as a result.

Vedan Vietnam on August 13 agreed to pay farmers in the province VND120 billion (US$ 40 million), however, authorities and farmers is still arguing about the rate of compensation.


The provincial People’s Committee asked the association to work with related departments and the province’s lawyer association to collect farmers’ opinion from August 17.


The opinion polls have to be completed in the end of this month, said a representative from the provincial People’s Committee.


The province’s Long Tho Ward, home to 350 farmers affected by Thi Vai River pollution, submitted lawsuits to sue Vedan demanding compensation of VND350 billion (US$ 175 million) . They said VND120 billion would only compensate a tenth of 5,000 local farmers’ losses.


To date, Long Thanh District’ and Nhon Trach District’s People Courts have received over 3,200 lawsuit files from farmers against Vedan. Over 500 more files are being finalised by lawyers to proceed in court.


 

Source: SGGP

Polluter Vedan signs out-of-court compensation agreements

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

Vedan Vietnam signed August 13 agreements to compensate VND45.7 billion (US$2.4 million) and VND53.6 billion ($2.8 million) to Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau farmers respectively for damage it caused to them by dumpting untreated wastewater into the Thi Vai River. 

File photo shows the Thi Vai River polluted by untreated wastewater

The Taiwanese MSG producer also agreed to pay each city and province additional VND500 million ($26,300) to cover their cost of inspecting and calculating economic losses suffered by affected farmers.
 
Vedan will transfer half of the compensation to farmers within one week, and the remainder will be transferred on January 14, 2011 at the latest with a bank guarantee by the HCMC branch of Bangkok Bank.
 
The bank guarantee for the city farmers must be sent to Nguyen Van Phung, chairman of the HCMC Farmers Association, and the guarantee for Ba Ria-Vung Tai farmers must be sent to the province People’s Committee within one week from August 13, the agreements said.
 
Mr. Phung said the city’s relative agencies will discuss with affected farmers on a plan to receive the compensation.
 
The association and relative agencies will oversee the payment of compensation to farmers to ensure that appropriate damages are paid to proper farmers, 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