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Hà Tĩnh residents block local waste treatment plant

Update: October, 07/2019 - 15:17


Residents in Kỳ Tân Commune in the central Hà Tĩnh Province gather at the local waste treatment plant in protest. — Photo

HÀ TĨNH — Residents in Kỳ Tân Commune in central Hà Tĩnh Province have blocked garbage trucks gaining access to the local waste treatment plant, to protest against the dump.

According to the residents in Nam Xuân Sơn Village in Kỳ Anh District, dozens of local households have been affected by the bad smell since the plant opened four years ago, Dân Trí online newspaper reported.

Residents have sat down and held discussions with the government who say they hope to resolve the situation soon.

The provincial People's Committee directed local authorities to carry out site clearance and build infrastructure in the resettlement area and relocate 40 households  before August 15, although this has not yet happened.

Lê Văn Lành, chairman of Kỳ Tân Commune People's Committee, said the relocation has not been yet implemented due to the incomplete infrastructure, adding that Kỳ Anh District People's Committee have not yet finished the inventory and determination of land origin, so it could not calculate the the compensation rate. — VNS

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