Authorities of the central city of Danang plan to build a system of drains for coastal wastewater in Ngu Hanh Son District.
Vietnam Water, Sanitation and Environment Joint Stock Company have been assigned to geologic survey and call for tenders to carry out the project which would have a total investment of VND211 billion (USD9.45 million) – Dtinews reports.
Municipal authorities have also asked Vietnam Water, Sanitation and Environment Joint Stock Company to conduct frequent checks to timely detect wastewater discharge into beaches, particularly during and after rains.
Authorities in Danang City recently warned people not to bath at local beaches following reports about tourists getting rashes after swimming. The problems started since June 18 and samples have been taken for testing.
While waiting for the test results, people are advised not to bath at Da Nang beaches at this time, the department said.
The management board of the city’s beaches have been required to provide updated information about the issue for tourists.
Many beaches in Danang are facing pollution due to the direct discharge of wastewater.
My Khe Beach, which used to be ranked among the world’s most beautiful beaches, is among those. Wastewater has been discharged from the city’s 41 wastewater discharge outlets directly into the sea, resulting in not only water pollution but also erosion of hundreds of cubic metres of sand.