Hanoi’s West Lake in a mess after authorities axe boat services

By Pham Du   March 6, 2017 | 03:46 pm GMT+7

Rubbish and foul mudflats are causing trouble for residents living near Hanoi's biggest lake.

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From February 23, the district authorities began moving in to shut down a dock and floating restaurants on the West Lake as part of a campaign to stop the services at Hanoi's largest lake and a popular tourist site. 

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After over a week of coercion, dirty mudflats are left where the boat services used to base.

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A contaminated area at the lake gives off unpleasant smell. A resident said the problem has been in place for a long time but which hasn’t been treated by the authority.

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Rubbish floats around a sewage outlet behind a floating restaurant...

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…or gather on top of an abandoned house beside the lake.

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A mudbath is completely overgrown with weeds.

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Apart from removing the floating restaurant services, the authority should also conduct proper clean-up activities to make the lake a better tourist attraction in Hanoi.

Photos by VnExpress/Pham Du
 

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