As noted by PV Youth, on National Highway 1K, next to the old toll station, section of Hoa An (Bien Hoa City), there are many “giant” open-air landfills. This is an area bordering Binh Duong province, the gateway to the center of Bien Hoa city, but garbage is concentrated as much as a transit point, spilling onto National Highway 1K. Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai (65 years old, living in Hoa An Ward), the owner of a coffee shop near the landfill area, said that her family has suffered from the smell of this landfill for more than a year. In addition to the open-air landfill, going along Highway 1K, from the pedestrian overpass of Hoa An market to the road to the Hoa An quarry, there are many other landfills, garbage and dust flying on both sides of the road.
On National Highway 1 (section from Tam Hiep junction to Vung Tau crossroads, in An Binh Ward, Bien Hoa City), the situation of dumping garbage is similar. This is also the gateway to Bien Hoa, North – South buses all pass through this area. Garbage spilled onto the highway, piled into a dump like a garbage collection point.
In the wards of Long Binh, An Binh, Trang Dai, Tam Hiep, Binh Da, Tan Phong… there was also rampant dumping of garbage.
Leaders of the People’s Committee of Hoa An Ward said that the locality has understood the situation of polluting waste in the area over the past time. In the near future, the ward may set up warning signs, install surveillance cameras to cool down the act of stealing garbage; send force to guard or radically renovate the landscape in the above area to reduce pollution, but the measures taken are facing difficulties.
After receiving feedback from PV Youththe People’s Committee of Bien Hoa City has directed functional departments to handle open-air landfills on Highway 1K.