|One of the illegal areas used for storing construction materials. — Photo ktdt.vn|
HÀ NỘI — There are 153 areas being illegally used to store construction materials along rivers, according to a report by the Hà Nội Dyke Management and Flood and Storm Prevention Department.
The illegal storages areas are located along the Hồng, Đuống, Cà Lồ, Cầu, Vân Cốc and Đà rivers.
On the Hồng River bank, there are 132 storage areas alone, the report said.
The illegal areas were affecting dyke safety and causing high risk of landslides along the rivers, said Trần Thanh Mẫn, the department’s director.
Falling construction materials could also obstruct water flow in the rivers, he said.
Last month, the municipal People’s Committee asked relevant agencies to patrol and demolish the illegal sites by the end of this month. VNS