Last update: 15:40 | 05/06/2018
The dredging at a local dyke project in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province is endangering the environment as well as the infrastructure of Chan May Port.
The investor, the Management Board of Investment and Construction Projects at Economic and Industrial Zones in Thue Thien-Hue Province, let the contractors dredge and dump nearly one million cubic metres of mud onto the land. The project has been started several months ago and is located near the Chan May-Lang Co Bay and Chan May Port.
Tens of hectares of water for aquaculture were turned into a swamp overnight. Many trees are half-submerged in the mud and died. It was then dumped by the main roads leading to Chan May Port as the whole area has been flooded by the mud. This area, where many international cruise ships go by, has become stinky. The mud is also piling up against the electrical pylons and cables.
According to the plan, after being dredged onto the land, the mud will be dried out before being treated and dumped back into the sea. However, many people are sceptical since a storm could easily sweep the mud far away. "Will this huge amount of mud be able to dry during the humid season in Hue?" a local said.
On May 29, Phu Loc Power JSC under Thua Thien-Hue Power JSC had to sent reports to the Management Board of Investment and Construction Projects at Economic and Industrial Zones in Thue Thien-Hue Province, the provincial Border Guard Command and the project's contractors because the safety of the people, as well as the power grid, have been threatened by the rising mud. The Chan May Border Post has already suffered from power outage for several days as their substation is damaged by the mud.
Reporters haven't been able to contact the Management Board of Investment and Construction Projects at Economic and Industrial Zones in Thue Thien-Hue Province.
Mud dumping in Chan May Port in Thua Thien-Hue
Electrical pylons and cables threatened by the mud