The local authorities in Vietnam have expressed concern with some of the new garment and textile projects undertaken, mainly the dyeing ones.
While corroborating on the above, Truong Van Cam, Deputy Chairman, VITAS, said that due to the risk of polluting the environment, the local authorities are now wary of taking up garment and textile projects.
Some areas in Vietnam have been strict enough to refuse any project that has an investment of around US $ 100 million owing to environmental hazards.
Reportedly, the Hong Kong based TAL Group is yet to receive license for its US $ 350 million textile and dyeing plant. The project has already got an approval from the Prime Minister as well as Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment.
The authorities from Vinh Phuc Province, where the TAL Group is planning its plant, has requested the Prime Minister, for the fourth time, to disapprove the project.
This comes in the wake of a US $ 200 million worth textile and dyeing project being rejected by Da Nang provincial authorities.