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Town in northern Vietnam suffers from footwear factory’s garbage

Friday, April 19, 2019, 15:42 GMT+7
Town in northern Vietnam suffers from footwear factory’s garbage
A photo of a garbage dump is seen in Tien Lang Town in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre

A huge junk belonging to a footwear factory in Tien Lang Town in the northern city of Hai Phong is suffocating nearby neighborhoods with pollution and extreme odors.

As observed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, the garbage dump, which mainly consisted of leather shoes, soles, containers, and fabric, is located only a few meters away from the town's administration office.

Opposite the junk yard is a second dump, operated by Thanh Vinh Construction Company Limited, which also contributes to the unpleasant odor affecting the nearby residential areas.

Nguyen Thi Hang, a 41-year-old resident in the area, complained about the ineptitude shown by local authorities in dealing with the waste disposal process that led to the ill living environment.

In an interview with Tuoi Tre, Pham Xuan Hoa, head of the local administration, was taken aback by this problem and immediately traveled to the site to see and smell for himself.

Hoa admitted that one of the garbage dumps used by the construction company was legally registered and promised to come up with the solution for the other as soon as possible.

Below are some photos of the garbage dumps in Tien Lang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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