|Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex in Hà Nôi;s suburban Sóc Sơn District. Photo chinhphu.vn|
HÀ NỘI – Collecting, transporting and treating waste in Hà Nội must be comprehensively handled to ensure hygiene for people and the environment in the areas surrounding Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex in Sóc Sơn District, said Hà Nội People’s Committee Chairman Chu Ngọc Anh.
He issued an urgent request to the municipal offices to implement effective measures to solve issues relating to the waste treatment complex.
A week ago, many streets in Hà Nội’s inner city were piled up with waste because the people of Sóc Sơn District’s Nam Sơn and Hồng Kỳ communes blocked the road to the complex.
This is the second time this year and the 15th time in the past few years that locals stopped garbage trucks from entering the landfill because they were angry about pollution and levels of compensation offered for reallocation.
Hà Nội government has repeatedly promised to resolve people's aspirations but so far, they remain not satisfied.
After two days, the landfill was re-opened.
The chairman said this was an important issue affecting directly people’s lives, the environment and water safety in three communes of Hồng Kỳ, Nam Sơn and Bắc Sơn along with the whole Sóc Sơn District, causing potentially high risks of poor sanitation to Hà Nội, the document said.
Therefore, it needed strong efforts, determination, close coordination of all levels, sectors, relevant agencies and local authorities to resolve the shortcomings and limitations.
The chairman assigned Sóc Sơn District to take responsibility for ground clearance and security in the landfill.
The district will directly instruct communes to realise the ground clearance plan as well as receive and solve the local people’s complaints and requests to avoid more demonstrations at the site.
The district should also put measures in place to stop people from entering the landfill collecting rubbish and scrap to sell.
Hà Nội People’s Committee vice chairman was designated to guide relevant agencies to set up measures to solve the garbage collection and transportation problems in Hà Nội's inner city.
Hà Nội Construction Department and the Urban Environment Company were asked to inspect the city’s garbage depots to ensure safety and hygiene.
The Construction Department in collaboration with Planning and Investment Department will review investors of projects on garbage incineration to propose the replacement of incompetent investors as well as to resolve difficulties and problems during implementation to ensure the projects completed as scheduled.
The departments should report to the city People's Committee by November 15. – VNS