Water shortage in Quảng Nam Province’s Hội An impacting tourism

 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 


A water shortage in Quảng Nam Province’s Hội An city in central Việtnam is greatly affecting the lives of thousands of locals and tourists. Nguyễn Hùng Linh, Vice Chairman of Cẩm Thanh Commune said that serious salinity intrusion in the city’s Thu Bồn River in the past two months caused serious shortage of drinking water for local people and visitors.




Cẩm Thanh Commune is home to Bảy Mẫu coconut forest, a tourist attraction that receives thousands of tourists every day. However, the lack of drinking water has led to the temporary closure of accommodation sites.




The shortage of drinking water has been a source of complaints among tourists and travel agencies on social networks.




Besides Cẩm Thanh Commune, residents in Cẩm Phô Commune and Cẩm Châu, Sơn Phong and Cẩm Kim wards have also suffered serious water shortages, while those with a more stable supply saw their water getting salty.




The island receives about 3,000 tourists daily, so the pressure on clean water supply is huge. Hội An sources clean water supplied by the city’s Water Supply and Sewerage Company. The city consumes more than 15,000 cu.m of clean water every day.




Mai Quốc Bảo, vice chairman of Tân Hiệp Commune said that it barely rained in the past two months and the supply is getting short.



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