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Hanoi accelerates clean-up of river filth

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Hanoi accelerates clean-up of river filth

QĐND – Friday, July 02, 2010, 21:55 (GMT+7)

Hanoi People’s Committee has urged sectors and authorities to speed up the cleaning of the banks of the To Lich and Nhue rivers, which flow through six major city districts.

In recent years, the streams have become dumping sites for all sorts of rubbish, which has seriously polluted the sites.

The clean-up is part of the city’s preparation for the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi in October.

Speaking at a meeting of the committee on Wednesday, vice chairman Vu Hong Khanh said the work had lagged behind schedule because of numerous people encroaching on space along the rivers.

Khanh asked the Department of Construction to mobilise workers and vehicles to clear away domestic waste along the banks. He said the job should be finished by the end of this month.

He said the amount of waste should be calculated and plans made to cart it all away. An initial survey shows that nearly 20,000cu.m of domestic waste were involved along the 11,400 metre-long-bank of the To Lich River. And there are also numerous waste sites scattered along the banks of the Kim Nguu River.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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