Expenses for frozen seafood tests covered by Formosa
All frozen-seafood testing expenses will be covered by part of the US$500-million compensation paid by Taiwanese Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Steel Corporation. This was the latest order from Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, who subsequently tasked the Ministry of Finance to make the payment in compliance with current regulations. After the environmental disaster occurred in the four central coastal localities in early April, more than 5,360 tonnes of frozen seafood have been in stock. And the Ministry of Health had took tests to ensure their quality. Test results from the health ministry at a meeting on November 8 revealed that 4,402 tonnes of frozen seafood in stock were safe and some 967 tonnes were substandard. Thus Bình asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to destroy the substandard frozen seafood soon.