Dialogue between Ha Noi Chairman and people in polluted area (14:40 30/05/2016)

HNP - Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung hosted a dialogue on May 28 with the locals in Nam Son Commune (Soc Son District), focusing on rights and living conditions of people in the area polluted by Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex. He confirmed to ensure all legitimate rights of the people.

Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung answers questions of the locals in Nam Son Commune, Ha Noi, May 28.

The dialogue was hosted by Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairpeople of the Soc Son District People’s Committee and Nam Son Commune People’s Committee, relevant authorities and units.

Hundreds of local people gathered at the venue to give their requests, in particular for raising cash support, building stations for monitoring air and water pollution and providing clean water. The participants also voiced their concerns about health problems and asked for highest health insurance rate, free medical checkup and medicine.


People give questions at the dialogue with Chairman of Municipal People’s Committee.

Furthermore, the city was asked to build a ditch to collect wastewater from waste transport, tighten control and use specialized trucks to prevent fall, spillage or leakage of waste from vehicles, and set up a hotline to receive reports of pollution.  

Chairman Chung acknowledged the opinions, and confirmed to spare no effort to ensure rights of the people living near Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex. In particular, Ha Noi would consider increasing support for the people, submit proposal to the People’s Council and give answer as soon as possible. The Chairman also urged responsible agencies to review and set up pipes to provide clean water in the area.

He assigned Soc Son District and Nam Son Commune to provide health insurance cards to all local people and offer them medical check on May 30. Ha Noi would work with Ministry of Health, Viet Nam Social Insurance to finalize the proper insurance rates.

The Department of Construction was assigned to handle request about waste transport, in particular weakening lights in the waste transporation route at night, promptly build ditches and clean the roads to minimize pollution. By 2017, all trucks will be specialized for transport of waste to prevent drop and spillage of waste.

Ha Noi has been striving to deal with environmental pollution by transferring technology (incineration instead of landfill) and planning many other waste treatment facilities to reduce the pressure, he said. Furthermore, the city would promptly allocate funds to build roads, schools and pumping stations in the area, and promptly move people out of polluted area.

For issues under authority of the Standing People’s Council, Chung pledged to give answer in maximum a week and ensured legitimate rights of the locals. The Chairman also expressed his deep appreciation for local people's contribution to environment protection of Ha Noi.

By Mai Phuong

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