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Two projects found discharging waste water into Đà Nẵng beaches

Update: August, 14/2017 - 03:00
Hundreds of hotel and resort projects are under construction along the coast of Ngũ Hành Sơn and Sơn Trà districts in Đà Nẵng. Three projects were found pumping waste water from construction sites into the city’s household sewage system. VNS Photo Công Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG — Two more construction projects in coastal Sơn Trà and Ngũ Hành Sơn districts of Đà Nẵng have been found discharging untreated waste water into the city’s household sewage system.

The head of the city’s construction department inspection team, Lê Văn Tuấn, said the hotel project of the Việt Nam Holiday Company and the Sea Shore Hotel of Chinwin Company had illegally pumped waste water from their on-going excavation of basement floors into the city’s household waste treatment system.

Tuấn said the waste water from these projects would pollute the popular beaches of Ngũ Hành Sơn and Sơn Trà districts. “We asked the two investors to stop discharging waste water into the city’s sewage system before an assessment of the waste water at the two sites are approved,” Tuấn said.

He added that the department will carry out additional inspections of all construction projects in the coastal area.

A Đà Nẵng beach polluted by untreated waste water in Sơn Trà District. Three hotel projects have been found discharging waste water into the city’s sewage system. VNS Photo Công Thành

Last week, the 27-storey Royal Era 1 Hotel was caught discharging untreated waste water from its construction site into Mỹ Khê Beach. The project investor, TMS Hotel Đà Nẵng Joint Stock Company, was fined VNĐ6 million (US$265).

According to the latest report by the construction department, seven out of 15 wastewater pipes still discharge untreated household sewage into the sea in Đà Nẵng. Some beaches have been heavily polluted by untreated waste water from hundreds of seafood restaurants and construction sites along the city beaches.

The central city plans to build a waste water treatment project for cleaning the Mỹ An discharge outlet that has polluted a section of Mỹ Khê Beach in Ngũ Hành Sơn District. — VNS

 

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