An overview of the dialogue (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of the central city of Da Nang held a dialogue on February 28 with locals in Hoa Lien commune, Hoa Vang district where Dana-Italy and Dana-Australia steel factories are reportedly causing environmental pollution.

Many people around the two plants in Van Duong 1 and Van Duong 2 villages said that they have no problem with the city’s economic development policy. However, the serious pollution caused by the two plants makes them angry.

The majority of them wanted to stay in their localities, asking the city to remove the two plants out of the area.

Huynh Van Tan, General Director of the Dana-Italy company, highlighted the need for a roadmap for the removal of the plants with proper resettlement and financial plans.

Currently, the firm has halted its plant’s operation to wait for the city’s direction.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh said that the city needs time to gather advices from authorised agencies to deal with the issue in line with the law.

He noted that in previous meetings to discuss the construction of the plants, most of the locals agreed to evacuate to give space for the plants.

Minh also vowed to give the final and detailed answer to people in the two villages by March 5 morning.

After the talk, locals left the entrances of the two factories after two-day gathering to ask the municipal authorities and businesses to move the polluting facilities.-VNA