Viet Nam News A bridge in the capital city survived bombs during the American War of destruction. However, it has been reeling under an invasion of garbage that has gathered underneath it. The garbage makes life difficult for people who live under the bridge. It is there because, sadly, many of these residents do not obey environmental laws. Paul Kennedy reports. A sign on the banks of the canal that runs parallel to Long Biên Bridge reads: “Môi trường hôm nay, Cuộc sống ngày mai”. It roughly translates to “Environment today, life tomorrow”. Unfortunately, the message isn’t hitting home. cantilever structure each day and tourists happily pose for selfies on this landmark bridge, the lives of those living below often goes unnoticed. clogging up the canal. The stench is unbearable to those visiting, but just part and parcel of everyday life for the people that call this place home. stunning, it is just … [Read more...] about Ha Noi bridge under garbage attack
Viet Nam News QUẢNG NGÃI — The People’s Committee of central Quảng Ngãi Province has urged Quảng Ngãi City authorities to take measures to quickly handle 1,500 tonnes of garbage left in the inner city over the past six days. The request was made at an urgent meeting between the committee and relevant authorities yesterday. Trash was seen piling up after residents living near Nghĩa Kỳ landfill in Nghĩa Kỳ Commune blocked garbage trucks from entering the site since July 6. Nguyễn Tăng Bính, deputy chairman of the committee, said that the garbage would be sent to Đồng Nà landfill in Tịnh Thiện Commune, ten kilometres from the central city, instead of the landfills in Đức Phổ and Bình Sơn districts as planned. Bính said sending garbage to the two districts could easily cause more problems as they would not be able to handle the large amount, … [Read more...] about Quảng Ngãi takes action on 1,500 tonnes of garbage left untreated
Piles of broken furniture and domestic waste have filled up along the road in a residential area in Sơn Trà District. — Photo vov.vnViet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — Thousands of vacant plots of land in the central city of Đà Nẵng have become garbage dumps, online newspaper vov.vn reported. Piles of broken furniture and domestic waste have filled up along the road in a residential area in Sơn Trà District. Huỳnh Văn Việt, a local resident, said this situation has existed for more than 10 years, causing great concern to the people. “Many times, the local residents clear the garbage, but a few days later, people from other areas start dumping waste again. The area stinks of garbage throughout the day,” he said. In the wards of An Hải Đông, An Hải Bắc, Nại Hiên Đông and Phước Mỹ of Sơn Trà District and along the roads leading … [Read more...] about Garbage dumps in residential areas causing environmental pollution
VietNamNet Bridge – After the Phuoc Hiep waste treatment area – once considered HCM City’s key dumping site - was closed and replaced by Da Phuoc, which treats up to 70% of the city’s total waste, HCM City has had to pay an additional $3 million per year. At first HCM City had two waste treatment complexes: Da Phuoc in Binh Chanh district and Phuoc Hiep in Cu Chi District. In 2002, the city authorities identified Phuoc Hiep as the key waste treatment zone, which would be invested in strongly to receive 3,000 tons of garbage every day. Da Phuoc waste treatment complex, invested in by the Vietnam Waste Treatment Company Limited (VWS), was a backup landfill, which only treated waste for the southern area of the city. This was consistent with the Government's plan of giving priority to developing the Phuoc Hiep waste treatment complex. This complex was renovated on 690 hectares of land, with a daily capacity of processing 8,000 tons of waste per day, which came … [Read more...] about Where do HCM City’s 7,000 tons of daily garbage go?
Editor’s note:Nguyen Kieu Oanh sent her dream of a litter-free Vietnam in the next two decades to the "Ky Vong Viet Nam 20 Nam Toi" ("My Expectations for Vietnam in 20 Years") writing contest. A green, litter-free Vietnam will materialize in 20 years’ time, with environmentally conscious, civilized citizens. Even when I’m snaking my way on my bike through crowded streets, I would still feel the fresh air and lush vegetation around, and silently thank myself and others for making that day come true. However, my dream is disrupted by the efforts I made while struggling amidst the heavy traffic to overtake a "xe ba gac may" (motorized tricycle) full of bags of stinking garbage dangling in the vehicle’s front. As it moved, pieces of garbage and ghastly liquid dripped onto the street, while a person sitting atop the vehicle was trying to sort out the garbage. Everyone around me was perhaps holding their breath just as I was, trying to overtake the vehicle … [Read more...] about Vietnam will lift its garbage burden in 2035