VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has decided to use one million cubic metres of sludge from the Vinh Tan 1 Thermal Power Plant to reclaim land from the sea for building the Vinh Tan General Port in the central province of Binh Thuan. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has decided to use one million cubic metres of sludge from the Vinh Tan 1 Thermal Power Plant to reclaim land from the sea for building the Vinh Tan General Port in the central province of Binh Thuan. — Photo zing.vn The port will spread over 141 hectares, including 51 hectares of reclaimed land. Vinh Tan, to become one of the key national seaports, is expected to cost VND2.3 trillion (US$100 million). The ministry will work closely with the Binh Thuan People’s Committee and the ministries of Agriculture and Rural … [Read more...] about Power plant sludge to be used to reclaim land
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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese officials disagree with experts about the danger that coal power plants could bring, saying that power plants are safe if necessary operation procedures are followed. The work by a research team from Harvard University on the possible impact on human health by the increased emissions from coal pointed out that 4,300 Vietnamese die young every year because of reasons related to coal power plants. The researchers warned that the coal emissions in Vietnam would increase three times by 2030, which would cause 25,000 deaths every year. The figures were put into discussion at the workshop on coal power plant development held by GreenID (Green Innovation and Development Center) representing VSEA (Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance) in late September 2015. However, Ngo Duc Lam, former director of the Technique Safety Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), said that it is necessary to consider the figures thoroughly, noting that these … [Read more...] about How dangerous are coal power plants?
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam will continue developing coal-run thermal power plants in the upcoming years despite the anticipated impact on the environment, as no better solution has been found. Hoang Thanh Binh from Green ID, which has just conducted a survey on the coal-run thermal power plants’ influence on the environment, said the "influences are really serious". The survey has found that greenhouse gas emissions from the plants from 2014 to 2022 are expected to account for 63 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions from thermal power plants. The plants will also affect the ecosystem, agricultural production, construction works and people’s health. The plants will produce a huge volume of slag, estimated at 14.8 million tons a year from 2020, while the figure would be 29.1 million tons from 2030. Meanwhile, Tran Dinh Sinh, deputy director of Green ID, quoting a Harvard University’s report as saying that 3.2 million people died young because of the … [Read more...] about MOIT: Coal-run thermal power plants still only choice in Vietnam
HA NOI — Cumbersome planning procedures, a lack of legal know-how and poor-quality coal mean the country is unlikely to meet its five-year power plan, according to a recent conference in the capital. Participants heard that every planned thermoelectric power plant was likely to be four to 10 years behind the 2015 deadline set under an electricity plan when 35.5 per cent of the country's electricity needs are meant to come from coal. Nguyen Duc Thao, from the Viet Nam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group, blamed official red tape, particularly at the preparatory stage, for the delays. Thao cited the case of Mao Khe thermoelectricity plant in northern Quang Ninh Province, which is likely to be two years behind schedule. That view was supported by Trinh Thach, who is working on the Vinh Tan 2 thermoelectricity plant. He said it took a great deal of time for the plans to be approved by the authorities. He said the State should devise systematic standards that would act as a … [Read more...] about Construction of power plants fails
Kien Luong Thermal Power Centre, owned by Tan Tao Group (ITACO), is the largest thermal power project authorised by the Prime Minister to a privately-owned company. Work is set to get under way on the Kien Luong Thermal Power Plant No 1 Viet Nam News reporter Thu Ngan talks with ITACO's chairwoman Dang Thi Hoang Yen about the plant. … [Read more...] about Work begins on Kien Luong power plant