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Trash fills beaches in Vietnamese province ahead of summer tourist season

Trash fills beaches in Vietnamese province ahead of summer tourist season

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 21:00 GMT+7
Trash fills beaches in Vietnamese province ahead of summer tourist season
Thien Cam Beach is filled with rubbish in Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Many beaches in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam are still filled with trash and shows no signs of post-pandemic recovery even though the summer tourist season is around the corner.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters arrived at Xuan Hai Beach in Loc Ha Town on Saturday and noticed that the location was covered in rubbish, while nearby seafood restaurants had been degraded.

After being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for two years, most of these restaurants have had to shut down due to ailing business.

Restaurants are abandoned at Xuan Hai Beach in Loc Ha District, Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Restaurants are abandoned at Xuan Hai Beach in Loc Ha District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

A similar situation was recorded at Thien Cam Beach in Cam Xuyen District, about 30 kilometers away from Xuan Hai Beach.

The beach was riddled with trash, most of which had been washed up ashore.

Some garbage was also left behind by local fishermen.

Restaurants are abandoned at Xuan Hai Beach in Loc Ha District, Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Restaurants are abandoned at Xuan Hai Beach in Loc Ha District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

At the Thien Cam tourist area, a project worth hundreds of billions of dong (VND100 billion = US$4.3 million) has been halted, while it remains unclear when the construction will resume.

Nearby shops, eateries, and hotels were also degraded and have yet to be renovated.

The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected tourism activities in the locality, said Hoang Xuan Huong, head of the management board of the Thien Cam tourist area.

Decorative iron columns have been removed from Xuan Hai Beach in Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Decorative iron columns have been removed from Xuan Hai Beach in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Some of the garbage has been washed up ashore, while some was discarded by local residents, Huong continued.

The management board will coordinate with competent authorities to clean up and renovate the beach to get ready for the upcoming summer tourist season, he added.

Trash is seen at Thien Cam Beach in Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Trash is seen at Thien Cam Beach in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Rubbish is washed up ashore at Thien Cam Beach in Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Rubbish is washed up ashore at Thien Cam Beach in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Rubbish is washed up ashore at Thien Cam Beach in Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Rubbish is washed up ashore at Thien Cam Beach in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Thien Cam Beach is filled with rubbish in Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

Thien Cam Beach is filled with rubbish in Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

A suspended project at the Thien Cam tourist area in Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

A suspended project at the Thien Cam tourist area in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

A suspended project at the Thien Cam tourist area in Ha Tinh Province, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

A suspended project at the Thien Cam tourist area in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, March 19, 2022. Photo: Le Minh / Tuoi Tre

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