Workers clean up the beach packed with trash. — VNA/VNS Photo
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — Tonnes of garbage have been discovered dumped on beaches in southern Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu City.
Tree branches, plastic bags and bottles, were found on Bãi Trước and Bãi Sau beaches spoiling landscapes and polluting the environment, the online newspaper vietnamplus.vn reported. Many tourists are staying away from the area.
According to Vũng Tàu Environment Services and Urban Project Joint Stock Company, the waste follows water flow of Sài Gòn River and southwestern localities and pours into the ocean. The wind has brought it offshore.
Cleaners worked all day on Monday collecting trash. — Photo cafef.vn
Nearly 200 workers have been mobilised to clean the beaches. But due to large amount of waste covering a long area, it will take several days to collect all of it, around 100 tonnes in total. — VNS