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Residents protest truck dust, noise near expressway

Update: July, 20/2015 - 08:59
Residents along a 2km stretch of road on the Da Nang-Quang Ngai expressway last week dumped their household furniture on it to protest against dust and noise pollution created by scores of trucks carting road materials. — Photo baoquangnam.com.vn

QUANG NAM (VNS) — Residents along a 2km stretch of road on the Da Nang-Quang Ngai expressway last week dumped their household furniture on it to protest against dust and noise pollution created by scores of trucks carting road materials.

Authorities said the pollution had created unhealthy conditions for residents and hundreds of students at a school on the roadside.

Dust covers the furniture in residents' houses and has led to a drop-off in trading in small businesses along the road.

Local authorities quietened residents down temporarily by ordering truck drivers to cover their loads and carry less dirt, but problems continue on rough sections along the road..

The dust and noise pollution still upsets hundreds of people living along provincial road No 609 in Nhi Dinh village in Dien Ban town.

Dump trucks roared day and night from March to build the new road section to the 140km Da Nang-Quang Ngai expressway.

The new road creating the problems runs through Dien Ban town and connects with the expressway.

Local resident Nguyen Viet Mai said while the situation had improved, problems continued at many locations where the road surface was rough.

The US$1.47 billion expressway project, which winds through Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces, is scheduled to finish in 2017. — VNS

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