High salinity levels in the Cau Do (Red Bridge) River, the main source of fresh water for a million residents and tourists in Da Nang, have meant that the city can meet 70 percent of its fresh water needs. Many residential areas in districts of Son Tra, Hai Chau and Ngu Hanh Son have been hit hard by severe fresh water shortage, seriously affecting the local tourism industry. Doan Minh Thien, the owner of a condotel in Son Tra, home to several popular tourist hotspots in Da Nang, said he has received many complaints from visitors over the water scarcity. “We have stopped receiving room bookings since we are concerned about the water shortage. If customers accept the problem, we can lower our charges,” Thien said. The Sea Side Hotel in Son Tra District has prepared a 50-cubic-meter storage tank to serve tourists. “Our storage tank is always kept full so that we can meet the daily needs of our guests,” said a hotel representative. Huu Khanh, who runs a homestay in Ngu Hanh Son District, said that his accommodation was in an area with low population density, so there was no serious water shortage, for now. “The weak water… Read full this story
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