12 Jan 2021 11:50AM(Updated: 12 Jan 2021 11:58AM) CNA
KUALA LUMPUR: Masks that helped save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats.
By Nguyen Dong January 11, 2021 | 01:27 pm GMT+7 vnexpressA staff stands inside the Hai Van Tunnel 2, January 10, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
Hai Van Tunnel 2 in central Vietnam has opened to traffic Monday after four years of construction.
Connecting Thua Thien-Hue Province with central hub Da Nang, the tunnel of 6.2 kilometers (3.85 miles) is the longest road tunnel in Southeast Asia and helps reduce traffic pressure on Hai Van Road Tunnel 1.