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Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi

Rosemary Nguyen Rosemary Nguyen

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June 12, 2021 | 16:49

Once an area for dumping garbage, a 200-meter road section along Truc Bach lake in Hanoi has been renovated into a clean space decorated with murals and lanterns

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Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
Walls and houses along the lake have been repainted to have a fresh new look. Photo Dan Tri

Local residents living along Truc Bach lake had long to suffer from the garbage smell of an illegal nearby dump site. The area, which was often dark and quiet at night, was a popular place for drug addicts to hang out and shoot heroin.

People were recently surprised to see the lakeside section's new look, with colorful wall paintings and lanterns. Murals are painted on the walls, delivering messages of environmental protection. About 200 lanterns are decorated along the lake to lighten the area at night.

The renovation plan was made by local authorities of Truc Bach ward in an effort to improve the local living environment.

The narrow road where 28 families are living on has been clean up. For the first time, local people can enjoy open space without garbage and dead fish in the lake.

Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
More flowers have been grown along the lake, making the surrounding area clean and fresh. Photo Dan Tri
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
Local people can now walk along the lake to do exercises without fearing the smell. Photo Dan Tri
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi

Nguyen Thi Tuyet, a resident, is pleased with the new project.

Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
Nguyen Huy Dan, chairman of Truc Bach ward people’s committee, said the renovation started in March. After the project was completed, many people and tourists headed to the area to take photos.
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
When the pandemic is over, it is hoped the road will become a new tourist destination of the capital.
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
A park located near the lakeside road has been also cleaned up. Photo Dan Tri
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
Murals make the road section more colorful. Photo Dan Tri
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
Photo Lao Dong
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
Street lamps lighten up the murals at night. Photo Lao Dong
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
The lakeside road section is brightened up at night thanks to lanterns. Photo Ha Noi Moi
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
A foreign visitor takes a photo of the mural which states 'Saying no to plastic waste'. Photo Ha Noi Moi
Lakeside dumping area transformed in Hanoi
Many young people have visited the lakeside area to check in. Photo Dan Tri
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