|The stone sculpture village of Non Nước in Đà Nẵng releases dust and debris. The city has approved a waste recycling plant to handle the waste. — VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng has approved a solid garbage treatment project to ease pollution at Non Nước Stone Sculpture Village in Ngũ Hành Sơn District with a total investment of VNĐ10 billion (US$444,000).
City authorities said the project, which covers 1,200sq.m, will also help recycle 70 cubic metres of rubble and dust released from the sculpture centres and households each day into one million useable tiles and unbaked bricks for construction per year.
Authorities say the project aims to make the 400-year-old traditional craft village cleaner and greener. Currently, about 20 per cent of craftsmen suffer from lung disease from breathing the dust, according to officials.
Đoàn Thanh Thủy, chairman of Chăm Chăm Company, the project’s investor, said it would begin operations in 2018. She said the project will also include treatment of wastewater released from the stone sculpture village.
The city has chosen a 37ha area to relocate the stone art production centres and stone sculpture workshops must move to the allocated area for better control of the pollution they produce.
According to the city’s survey, the residential quarters of the village, which is home to more than 400 households with 5,000 craftsmen, are heavily polluted. The production centres operating there release more than 21 tonnes of dust and 25,000 litres of sulfuric acid annually, as well as noise, into the environment.
The Stone Arts Sculpture of Non Nước Village was recognised as one of three National Intangible Cultural Heritages after the fish-worshipping festival and Tuồng Xứ Quảng (Quảng Nam’s classic drama). — VNS