Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Thousands of vacant plots of land in the central city of Đà Nẵng have become garbage dumps, online newspaper vov.vn reported.
Piles of broken furniture and domestic waste have filled up along the road in a residential area in Sơn Trà District.
Huỳnh Văn Việt, a local resident, said this situation has existed for more than 10 years, causing great concern to the people.
“Many times, the local residents clear the garbage, but a few days later, people from other areas start dumping waste again. The area stinks of garbage throughout the day,” he said.
In the wards of An Hải Đông, An Hải Bắc, Nại Hiên Đông and Phước Mỹ of Sơn Trà District and along the roads leading up to Võ Văn Kiệt, Võ Nguyên Giáp and Hà Bổng, which attract many foreigners, the vacant land has been filled with garbage and construction waste.
These garbage dumps in residential areas are causing environmental pollution and increasing the risk of diseases.
According to Việt, dozens of peope in Sơn Trà District were infected with dengue fever and malaria last year.
Nguyễn Quang Tuyến, the deputy director of Sơn Trà Environment Company, said his firm had 120 workers with four lorries, which collected 160 tonnes of waste in 20 rounds per day. But their work was rendered ineffective as people again started littering quickly.
“Although the company has placed many dust bins, people continue to litter,” he said. — VNS