Authorities of the central city of Danang are considering re-planning of a controversial coastal tourism project which has faced local opposition for blocking access to the beach.
|Nam O tourism project blocks the road to the sea |
The information was given by municipal party secretary Truong Quang Nghia at a meeting with people in Lien Chieu District where Trung Thuy Group’s Nam O tourism project is located.
The project investor has set up a two-metre fence at Nam O beach to zone the project, which has blocked the road to the sea.
According to local residents, the empty plot zoned by the project had been used as a football pitch for people from three surrounding villages. The area also had rocks which attracted many tourists who come to take photos. The rocks also help to calm the tides, so they don’t want them destroyed by the project.
The city’s Party Secretary Truong Quang Nghia said that municipal authorities have also cared about the project as it is situated in the area which has old traditional handicraft villages and historical sites.
“This is a big lesson for the city is that it needs to be more careful in selecting projects,” Nghia said, adding that municipal authorities are considering the re-planning of the project following the public protest.
Nghia cited some projects in Ngu Hanh Son District as an example of terrible planning. As a result, they have blocked the road to the sea.
He also noted that in the coming time the city will vow to withdraw licenses from projects which have caused environmental pollution.
Dana-Italy and Dana-Australia steel plants which have raised public concerns over the environmental problems may have to cease operations, according to Nghia.