Environment » Water

December 9, 2019, 12:33 pm

Water in Gia Dinh canal black from pollution, rubbish

(16:56:30 PM 15/06/2015)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Gia Dinh canal is well known in HCM City as the ‘dead canal’ or ‘black water canal’.

 Water in Gia Dinh canal black from pollution, rubbish

 

The 70 houses in the poor village located on a small alley of TMT13 road keep their doors shut because of the terrible odor from the canal.


The canal is known as a destination for garbage sourced from everywhere. Locals often appear on TV complaining about the pollution and newspapers have reported the problem again and again.


Domestic garbage can be seen everywhere in the village, from organic waste to plastic bags. 


The village is very quiet, because no one can stay outside. Children are told by their parents to stay inside their houses or they may catch disease because of mosquitoes and bad odors.


“Gia Dinh is no longer a canal. It is now just a place for people to drop litter and for mosquitoes to reproduce,” said an old man, who was playing chess with another when reporters visited.


Most of the local residents are from the north, while some are workers at nearby factories.


“The canal has been choked to death,” the man said. “It has been poisoned by people who throw waste into the canal every day.”


“Gia Dinh canal has been the ‘black water canal’ since the day it died,” he added.


HCM City authorities and environmentalists have many times tried to revive the canal, but have failed.


Workers from the city’s environment and urban area development company and university students sometimes pick up waste from the canal bed during voluntary campaigns.


However, their efforts have been in vain. The canal become full of garbage within several days as people continue to drop litter into it.


Locals lack clean water and are concerned about mosquitoes.


The polluted canal has seriously affected the underground water. Locals have to buy tap water from other localities for daily use, while they dare not use water from wells. They have to eat their meals under mosquito nets in the rainy season, and live in the fear they may catch dengue fever.


In related news, the second phase of the project on cleaning the Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Canal in HCM City, has started. With the expected cost  of $450 million, the project will focus on restoring and protecting the ecosystem of the Sai Gon River and the lower course of the Dong Nai River in addition to upgrading the urban area face.

 

 

PL TPHCM
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI

Send comments you read about: Water in Gia Dinh canal black from pollution, rubbish

* *
*
*
(Environmental News welcomes your opinions read the article. The discussion will be reviewed before posting. Environmental News reserves the right to reject words offend individuals or organizations; words left habits and customs, law violations. Readers discuss accented Vietnamese. Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the Environmental News. Thank you for your contributions and cooperation of)
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI
Cat- center 3
Cat- center 4
 Ash treatment required before thermal-power plant construction

Ash treatment required before thermal-power plant construction

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - The government has told investors not to build coal thermal power plants if they don’t have solutions to treat ash, thus causing pollution.

  Decree requires waste importers to place deposits on scrap

Decree requires waste importers to place deposits on scrap

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Importers have to make a deposit for scrap materials imported from June 15, 2015 as per government decree No 38. This will place a heavy financial burden on enterprises.

Cat- center 6
  HCM City to hike water tariffs by 50% over five years

HCM City to hike water tariffs by 50% over five years

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Plans to increase water tariffs in HCM City by 10.5 per cent annually in 2015-19 are part of a water supply master plan submitted recently to the city People's Committee for approval by related departments.

Cat- center 7