Todayâs mistake to harm the future [email protected] wrote: Cat Tien National Park is unique in many ways and cannot be replaced. I've been in Nam Cat Tien and I hope I have chance to visit there again in future. If nothing else matters, don't they understand how badly this will affect Vietnam's face overseas? What do you think foreign tourists will think about Vietnam when they hear Vietnam authorities are destroying UNESCO world heritage forests? Think about it. [email protected] wrote: Why don't the local authorities and investors care bout impacts on the environment and poor people? May be special benefits behind these projects .This question should be answered by relevant agencies. Universities rush to open joint training programs [email protected] wrote: There are several "fake universities" operating in countries such as the USA, the UK, Russia, France, etc. They are not accredited in their own countries. They are cheating the people in the name joint-programs in … [Read more...] about About building hydro-power plants in national park, killing wild birds, fake Ph.D diplomas, Vietnam’s first Tourism Ambassador…
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More hydro-power plants for central region (29-09-2005) The 475MW Ham Thuan-Da Mi hydro-power plant in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan has a capacity of 1.6 billion kWh a year. — VNA/VNS Photo Van Khanh HCM CITY — Private and State-owned companies say they expect to reap profits from their investments in new hydro-power plants because of the growing demand of electricity in Viet Nam. Much of their investment is in small- and medium-sized hydropower plants. The private Dac Lac-based Hoang Nguyen Ltd, a wood producing and processing company, is spending VND278 billion (US$17.6 million) to build two hydro-power plants in Dac Ru and Quang Tin in the Central Highlands province of Dac Nong. Construction on the 7.2MW Dac Ru and the 5MW Quang Tin plants began in October last year, with the plant operational in June 2006. Hoang Dinh Tuan, director of Hoang Nguyen Ltd, said he expected to recoup his investment capital after the first 10 to 15 years of operation. … [Read more...] about More hydro-power plants for central region
Questions are mounting following water discharged from the reservoir of Ba Ha hydro-power plant after typhoon Mirinae. The serious floods that followed covered a vast area, causing serious damages to Phu Yen province. On November 2, when storm No. 11 or Mirinae hit the central province of Phu Yen, the reservoir of Ba Ha hydropower plant discharged water which doubled normal local levels. That night, the Da Vai dam broke immerging Song Cau town and many areas in the Tuy An district of Phu Yen province. This incident killed many people and damaged Song Cau and Tuy An. The local media has continued to question the decision to discharge the water. Explanation The Ba Ha power plant's director Vo Van Tri confirmed that his company obeyed the water discharging procedures and reported to the local government its activities. Tri said discharging water at that time was necessary to prevent the reservoir from being "broken" by floods. He said if the reservoir was broken, the consequences may … [Read more...] about Questions asked over hydro-power reservoir water discharge in typhoon
* Tran Viet Ngai, chairman of the Viet Nam Energy Association. Whether hydro-power plants lead to more flooding is a question high on the list at the eighth session of the National Assembly. Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper talked to two experts about the issue. At present, the public is concerned about the fact that there are too many small hydro-power projects in the central region. What do you think? Yes, it is true that there are too many small-scale hydropower projects in the central region, excluding those to be implemented. The capacity of these projects is not large. Therefore, when we need power during the dry season, these projects almost can't generate enough energy. In other words, the performance of the small hydro-power projects is pretty low. During the rainy season, these projects are capable of producing energy, but we do not really need [this source of power] because Electricity of Viet Nam's hydro-power plants provide sufficient energy for the … [Read more...] about Controls needed on proliferation of smaller hydro-power plants
Local newspapers have recently written many articles about the Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects, invested by the Duc Long Gia Lai Group. Readers comment that some newspapers protested the construction of hydro-power plants inside the Cat Tien National Park, and some others supported. What is the truth? Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A raise waves on Dong Nai River Formalism exists in assessing environmental impacts Dam projects in Dong Nai river require stricter assessments Behind the true lieSix hydropower plant projects round up Cat Tien National ParkFor the people's interest or investor's interest? Cat Tien National Park. That is the question raised by Lam Dinh Uy, an expert on environmental sciences from the Center for Biodiversity and Development, about the two hydro-power projects that are located in the Cat Tien National Park, which is based in Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong provinces. According to Mr. Uy, it is extremely important to make a survey over the … [Read more...] about Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects: Where is the truth?