VietNamNet Bridge - The Dong Nai provincial authorities on May 7 convened an urgent meeting to clarify information provided by a local newspaper that the Dong Nai River is being filled with dioxin-contaminated soil and rocks taken from an area near Bien Hoa Airport. The urgent meeting was held just several hours after an article in Thoi Nay, indicating that Toan Thinh Phat, the contractor for the project on Dong Nai riverside improvement and urban development, is filling the River with soil and rocks from a dioxin-contaminated area. The public reacted strongly to the news. Thoi Nay is a publication of Nhan Dan (the People), the organ of the Vietnamese Communist Party, and therefore, any news released by the newspaper can cause repercussions to the society. The project on improving the Dong Nai riverside landscape appeared in local newspapers a few weeks ago when environmentalists issued a warning about the danger the project could bring. Locals repeatedly called on to stop the … [Read more...] about Is Dong Nai River filled with dioxin-contaminated soil?
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Dong Nai tracks down suspected dioxin-contaminated soil useQuang Chung By Quang Chung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Relevant agencies of Dong Nai Province called an emergency meeting last week to look into allegations that Toan Thinh Phat Corporation had used dioxin-contaminated soil for its urban rehabilitation and development project by the Dong Nai River as reported by a local newspaper. The project of Toan Thinh Phat has been temporarily suspended due to its controversial reclamation. But in an article published last Thursday, Thoi Nay under Nhan Dan newspaper reported that some soil suspected of being contaminated with dioxin at Bien Hoa airport had been allegedly used by the corporation for land reclamation. The article did not show clear evidence but questioned the possible use of dioxin-contaminated soil taken from Bien Hoa airport for reclamation work. The article quoted an official of Bien Hoa airport as saying that Toan Thinh Phat transported part of the soil … [Read more...] about Dong Nai tracks down suspected dioxin-contaminated soil use
Saigon Newport opens ICD in Dong NaiBy Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times DailyHCMC – Tan Cang - Long Binh ICD Joint Stock Company, an arm of Saigon Newport Company, last week inaugurated Tan Cang - Long Binh ICD customs clearance point in the southern province of Dong Nai.The 80-hectare inland clearance depot has been developed at a total investment of some US$60 million and has The depot is comprised of a container yard of 23 hectares, warehouses of all kinds on an area of 50 hectares, and offices and service area over seven hectares, said Pham Van Long, director of Tan Cang- Long Binh ICD Joint Stock Company. He said Tan Cang –Long Binh ICD would be the first ICD in Vietnam applying E-customs procedures.The new ICD offers easy traffic access, he said.“The new ICD is accessible to national highways No. 1 and No. 51, to the ports along the Dong Nai River and to Binh Duong Province by waterway as well as to the national railway. The ICD and other facilities have created a … [Read more...] about Saigon Newport opens ICD in Dong Nai
The Vietnam Economic News Thu Duyen spoke with Mr. Bui Thanh Truc, chairman of the board and general director of Dona Coop about the companys contributions to real estate market development in Dong Nai province. What property projects Dona Coop has been developing? Dona Coop planned to concentrate its investment in real estate, trade and service projects when it first opened in 2005. Dona Coop is constructing a more-than-VND500-billion trade center and office building project in LongThanhTownship, which is expected to be put into use in late 2011. In 2007, Dona Coop, An Phu Long Company, Keppel Land Asia (Singapore) and Vinacapital (Hong Kong) together built an 898 hectare, US$1.54 billion urban area and open economic zone project in Long Hung commune in Long Thanh district in Dong Nai province. Dona Coop owns 27 percent, while An Phu Long Company owns 23 percent and the foreign partners own 50 percent of the projects capital. Dona Coop is preparing for exploiting Tan Cang 6 stone … [Read more...] about Developing Dong Nai Property Market
On the morning of April 14, Dong Nai Fatherland Front Committee held the 3rd discussion meeting to make an official list of candidate deputies into the 13th National Assembly and of candidate delegates into the 8th Dong Nai People's Council VIII in 2011-2016 period. The meeting was attended by Vice Chairman of Dong Nai People's Committee Tran Van Vinh, Vice Chairman of Dong Nai People's Council and Head of Dong Nai Election Committee Huynh Chi Thang, and member units, and organizations. The meeting is voting to pass the list of 134 candidate delegates into People's Council by a show of hands … [Read more...] about The Third Discussion Meeting: List of 15 Candidate Deputies into the 13th National Assembly and of 134 Candidate Delegates into the 8th Dong Nai People’s Council