Construction explosives blamed for house damage in Nha Trang
  • | | April 11, 2021 08:08 AM
Residents in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province have expressed concern over a construction project that has been given permission to use 64 tonnes of explosives to build an urban area on a mountain.


Construction explosives blamed for house damage in Nha Trang

For the past three months, many people in Nha Trang has filed complaints after the construction company started using explosives to level the mountain terrain.

On September 14, 2020, Khanh Hoa Department of Industry and Trade approved the Nha Trang Haborizon Project which gave construction company, Vung Cao Development, permission to use 64.5 tonnes of explosive to build an urban area on the mountainside. Concerns were raised after the news broke and the company was asked to relocate all residents living within a 300-metre radius.

The construction company often work from 11 am to 12.30 pm and from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Many residents have abandoned their homes in fear as the explosions cause cracks in their houses.

75-year-old Tran Thi Em said, "Our furniture shook and started me. Many people ran out."

Dozens of houses have been damaged. 77-year-old Huynh Thi Canh said cracks appeared everywhere in her house after the company started using the explosives.

In January, Nha Trang People's Committee asked the Khanh Hoa Department of Industry and Trade to stop issuing permits to Vung Cao Company to use explosives in the Nha Trang Haborizon Project and re-assess the safety and impact of the project.

The project's investor is Greenworld Construction Company. It covers over 24.3ha on the mountainside, including over 9.38ha which are part of a protective forest.

Bui Cao Phap, vice chairman of Phuoc Dong Commune People's Committee, confirmed that the local houses have been damaged recently. However, they still have to investigate to determine whether the damage was caused by the construction or not.

On March 15, Pham Van Phi, manager of Haborizon project signed a report which states that the company will collaborate to investigate and compensate the residents.

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