Burnt-down Hanoi light bulb firm to be relocated to Bac Ninh
The recently burnt-down Rang Dong Light Source & Vacuum Flask JSC in Hanoi will be relocated to the northern province of Bac Ninh.
The fire causes a loss of around VND150 billion for Rang Dong Light Source & Vacuum Flask JSC
On August 28, the 6,000-square metre company headquartered in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan District was devastated by a five-hour blaze, leading to losses of around VND150 billion (USD6.4 million).
The fire stirred environmental pollution concerns as a vast number of burnt light bulbs released potentially dangerous chemicals.
Tran Trung Tuong, deputy general director of the company, said despite not named in the list of enterprises scheduled for being relocated out of Hanoi’s inner-city areas before 2020, the firm had planned to relocate its headquarters to Que Vo District in Bac Ninh Province where its second factory is located in, even before the fire.
Rang Dong’s land plot Que Vo Industrial Park covers a total area of 8.2 hectares.
Tuong added that the company had hired a business to design its new facilities in Bac Ninh. The relocation of the headquarters was discussed at Rang Dong’s shareholders' meeting in May.
Head of Hanoi-based Rang Dong Light Source and Vacuum Flask JSC has admitted that 480,000 fluorescent light bulbs that were burnt in the fire on August 28 contained liquid mercury.
The Rang Dong JSC has said it no longer uses mercury and other toxic chemicals in it products, clearing concerns over possible contamination after the fire at its light bulb warehouse on Wednesday.