Date of Release:
Nov 7 2013
The Environmental Protection Ministry publicly admonished 34 environmental impact assessment agencies on Wednesday after an inspection.
Among the punished agencies, eight had their environmental impact assessment qualification canceled, 24 were ordered to rectify and improve their performances within three months to a year, and two received warnings.
The 24 agencies that have to rectify their performances are not allowed to accept new EIA projects during that period, according to a statement by the ministry.