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Officials seek to stop dumping of 62,000cu.m of mud waste

Update: November, 03/2017 - 19:30
Concerned about the environmental impact, Quảng Ngãi Province People’s Committee has asked to dumping mud waste to be stopped. — Photo
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NGÃI — Quảng Ngãi Province People’s Committee, on Friday, urged the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DoNRE) to ask Việt Nam Maritime Safety – North (VMS – North) to stop the dumping of 62,000cu.m of waste mud near Mỹ Khê Beach.

According to the People’s Committee, because of environmental consequences, VMS – North has to halt the dumping plan, as they await the official decision of the local authority.

Additionally, the DoNRE is directed to collaborate with other agencies to review the proposal submitted by VMS – North on October 27th and report to the People’s Committee by November 10th, at the latest.

Earlier, Quảng Ngãi Province Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism objected to the proposal. According to officials, since Mỹ Khê Beach attracts thousands of tourists annually, dumping mud waste near the area could destroy the tourism site, environment and residents’ livelihood.

Plans called for dumping 62,000cu.m of mud waste in an area of 4.97 ha in Tịnh Khê Ward from October 2017 to March 2018. — VNS



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