Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine) is seeking authorities of the central province of Binh Dinh for dumping 300,000 cubic metres of mud off the coast of Quy Nhon City.
The information was given by Le Van Tung, director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Mud dumping off Quy Nhon coast proposed
The mud was from Quy Nhon Port dredging and mainly includes alluvium flowing from Thi Nai Lagoon.
According to Vinamarine, dredging at Quy Nhon Port is carried out on a yearly basis to ensure that large ships can dock safely.
Tung added that local authorities asked Vinamarine to report a plan on the dumping as well as the work’s environmental impact before deciding the specific amount would be dumped.
Earlier, Vinamarine also recommended dumping 400,000 cubic metres of mud off Quy Nhon. Dtinews