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New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Scientist warns of safety risks at reservoirs and dams in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Two hydropower dam collapse accidents occurred in Laos with the last two years. 

Nui Coc Lake dam leaks a danger

With some 175 million cubic metres of water stored in an elevated position, Nui Coc Lake’s major dam in the northern province of Thai Nguyen could devastate downstream areas if it broke, 

Central region still lacks water as reservoirs are depleted

VietNamNet Bridge - Most of the hydropower dams in the southern part of the central region and Central Highlands are depleted. 

Dak Lak Yew forest revives

More than 10 years ago, scientists warned about the endangered yew (Glyptostrobus pensilis) forests in the central province of Dak Lak. Since then, activities have helped to preserve the species.

Dawn on the largest artificial lake in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge - If anyone ever visits Thac Ba Lake, they will surely not forget the rustic, charming and quite natural beauty of a man-made lake.

Reservoirs, dams in central region shout for help

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of reservoirs and dams built in the central region in the years before 1990s have become seriously damaged. Local residents have been living in the fear that the dams may get broken in the rainy season.

62,000 people to be evacuated if Song Tranh dam breaks

On January 16, Quang Nam province’s officials met to discuss the evacuation plan in case the dam of Song Tranh 2 hydropower plant is broken in earthquakes. Experts estimated that more than 62,000 people would have to evacuate if a disaster occurs.

Good idea of hydropower plant developer brings bad things to local farmers

When raising the dam elevation by one more meter, the Song Con 2 hydropower plant expects to earn 10 billion dong more a year. However, hundreds of households have shouted for help because they have lost land.

Hydropower 2012: Gray picture

The earthquakes in Song Tranh 2 hydropower area, the collapse of Dak Mek 3 dam or the dam of Dakrong 3 hydropower plant bursting after rains... have made the public extremely upset about the hydropower sector in 2012.

Dam damaged by truck ‘badly built'

Dak Mek 3 Hydropower Plant dam in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum that was partially destroyed after being hit by a truck had not been built in accordance with quality standards and the approved design,