Environment
Vung Tau beaches struggling with litter
  • | dtinews.vn | October 09, 2019 08:26 PM
More than 1,500 people have worked to clean beaches in the southern city of Vung Tau where are battling with a vast amount of litter.

The people, including those from local military forces, have been collecting rubbish on beaches since Tuesday.

  

  

  

Rubbish collection on a beach in Vung Tau City

Hundreds of tonnes of litter are estimated to drift into beaches in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province’s Vung Tau City.

It is the annual problem at Vung Tau beaches, but this year, the waste amount has drastically increased.

Earlier, Vung Tau Environment Services and Urban Project Joint Stock Company mobilised nearly 200 workers to clean the beaches; however, due to a large amount of waste covering a long area, it would take several days to collect all of it.

Tree branches, plastic bags and bottles, were found on Bai Truoc and Bai Sau beaches spoiling landscapes and polluting the environment. Many tourists are staying away from the area.

Following the call from municipal authorities, lots of young people have joined the clean-up campaign. This morning, October 9, more than 1,500 volunteers jointly gathered litters on the beaches.

According to Vung Tau Environment Services and Urban Project Joint Stock Company, the waste follows water flow of Sai Gon River and southwestern localities and pours into the ocean. The wind has brought it offshore.

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