Residents carry dead fish to gov’t office to protest pollution

VietNamNet Bridge - Dozens of households rented tricycles to carry dead fish to the headquarters of the People’s Committee of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province to force officials to deal with pollution problems.



Residents carry dead fish to gov’t office to protest pollution




On the morning of September 30, fish farmed in cages on Cha Va River in Long Son commune, Vung Tau city, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province continued dying en masse.

Local breeders took out hundreds of kilograms of fish and hired tricycles to carry them to the gate of the Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province government to show how the Cha Va River was polluted and to force the provincial leaders to deal with the pollution.

Fish breeders said 18 seafood processing plants located in Tan Hai commune had been discharging waste water into the river.



Residents carry dead fish to gov’t office to protest pollution

"Twenty2 days ago, the provincial leaders promised to stop these plants from discharging waste water into the river. However, these factories have been operating and discharging waste water to the river, killing our fish," a fish breeder said.

"We are urgently strengthening legal evidence to suspend the operation of these factories," said Nguyen Thanh Tinh, Vice Chairman of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.

Fish bred by local people in Cha Va River began dying in early September. This was not the first time people had taken dead fish to the office of the People's Committee of Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

Thu Ly

Residents carry dead fish to gov’t office to protest pollution
 
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