Update news Central Highlands
VietNamNet Bridge - Though thousands of water reservoirs have been found unsafe, it is impossible to upgrade all of them because of a lack of funds.
The forests in Central Highlands have been disappearing at a rapid rate amid the helplessness of forest management units. In many ‘hot spots’, forests have been cleared, although they still exist on paper.
VietNamNet Bridge - Trinh Van Sy from Bao Loc district in Lam Dong province is one of the best-known orchid collectors in the country.
VietNamNet Bridge - Irrigation works and hydropower reservoirs are at risk of damage as the storm season has begun.
VietNamNet Bridge - In June 2016, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered closures of natural forests to prevent illegal logging.
More than 700 households in three villages in Yang Tao Commune, Dak Lak Province must cross the Dak Pok River to reach their fields, as the region lacks bridges.
Chinese enterprises want to buy Vietnam’s macadamia nuts in large quantity, but economists have advised Vietnamese enterprises to remain cautious when doing business with China.
Up to 90 percent of timber in the Central Highlands has been sold to Chinese, according to locals. Chinese businesses have been flocking to Vietnam to buy wood as their government has closed natural forests in 14 provinces in the country.
Twenty-nine mountainous districts bordering Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) have reportedly achieved progress in social and economic development throughout 2016.
The water discharge which caused heavy floods in lower Phu Yen province days ago reflected poor management over the operation of hydropower plants on Ba River, experts have said.
VietNamNet Bridge - The State has allocated forestland to private enterprises for management in an aim to improve protection of the forests. However, more forested areas have been devastated and more murder cases discovered.
Up to 15 people were killed and another six are missing from heavy downpours and flooding in the central region and the Central Highlands.