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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(1): 37-44 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.447

Mechanism of Social Vulnerability to Industrial Pollution in Peri-Urban Danang City, Vietnam

Pham Thi Bich Ngoc
Abstract—Industrial development has been defined as the key development paradigm in Vietnam which brings to the country both opportunity and challenge. Although economic growth has been introduced to Danang city since the Hoa Khanh Industrial Zone (HKIZ) was set up, local communities around the HKIZ, such as Hong Phuoc village - the study sites have become more vulnerable due to the industrialization process. In the research, observations, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions were used to collect primary data. The study founds that the community is vulnerable because the HKIZ has made them lack access to local resources, such as livable space, land resources, job and diversity sources of income. The community health is at risk while they lack access to the better healthcare systems. Therefore, the development of industrial activities has given little priority to the maintenance of local livelihoods.

Index Terms—Social vulnerability, industrialization, pollution, community development.

Pham Thi Bich Ngoc is with Geography Department, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (e-mail: ).


Cite:Pham Thi Bich Ngoc, "Mechanism of Social Vulnerability to Industrial Pollution in Peri-Urban Danang City, Vietnam," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 37-44, 2014.

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