Hanoi plans to build a large dock on its famous Ho Tay (West Lake) to end the disorder and pollution caused by floating restaurants and tourist boats on the lake.
Thai Van Ha, vice chairman of Tay Ho District People's Committee, said construction of the wharf covering an area of 1.5 hectares is scheduled for July and to be finished by December.
Estimated costs will reach VND12 billion (US$583,000), according to Ha.
"Once the wharf is put into operation, owners of floating restaurants and tourist boats will have to join the waste treatment system instead of dumping waste onto the lake like they are doing now," he said.
According to the lake management board, four Vietnamese companies are running 10 floating restaurants and tourist boats on the 500-hectare lake.