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Ca Mau seaports flooded in waste

 
Hello. This is the Environment report from English 123.
According to the latest survey by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, pollution in seaports in the southern-most province of Ca Mau had exceeded the regulated levels by five times and is affecting local people's health.
Pollution has been caused by erosion, oil discharged by thousands of fishing boats and local residents throwing their rubbish into the sea.
The most polluted port is Song Doc in Tran Van Thoi District, which has a population of around 90,000 people and nearly 3,000 fishing vessels.
The second worst polluted is Khanh Hoi in U Minh District which has nearly 40,000 residents and roughly 700 fishing boats.
Nguyen Van Ba, director of the Ca Mau Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said the province would invest VND5 billion (US$238,000) next year to dredge the Song Doc and Khanh Hoi seaports to improve conditions there.
Fishing boats would be fined for discharging waste in port. He added that, more than 600 houses that encroach on the seaports were set to be torn down next year, and there were plans to raise local residents' awareness of environmental protection. "Imposing fines is very difficult because most residents are poor and do not have enough money to pay for the fine."
Some families had been caught using electricity and dynamite to catch fish, which was depleting fish stocks and causing pollution.
Ba said, "We can hold their boats for a few days, but we have to return them because that is the only way people have of making a living for their families."
He finished by saying, “The most important task was to help residents understand that protecting the seaports and fish was beneficial to them, and local authorities would set up youth volunteer teams to collect rubbish at the ports.
I am Nick Veinot. We will be back with more news from English 123.
Source: vietnamnews

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