Dana Y and Dana Uc plants must find solutions to the problem, Ho Ky Minh, vice chairman of Danang People’s Committee, said during a meeting on December 15.
|Local residents gather to protest in front of one of the two steel plants in Hoa Khanh Industrial Park in Danang City. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong
Local people had surrounded the steel plants in Hoa Khanh Industrial Park for a few days to demand a change.
Ngo Chuoi, 60, a resident, said the two plants discharged untreated wastewater and polluted the air for almost 10 years. He blamed them for causing cancer and damaging crops.
“We have suffered quite enough. We want the city to either relocate us or the steel plants,” said Chuoi.
The city has promised to look into the case and asked the residents to end their protest.
Dana Y and Dana Uc produced about 460,000 tons and 300,000 tons of steel products annually, according to their websites.