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Update news hydropower dams

Last month, the Mekong River Commission announced the commencement of Prior Consultation for Luang Prabang, the fifth lower Mekong mainstream dam to undergo the process.

Local authorities stop sea-encroaching projects, take back land

The Binh Dinh provincial authorities have decided to clear three large hotels in coastal areas to reserve the entire coast of Quy Nho Bay for the community.


Ministry identifies eight causes behind landslides in Mekong Delta

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD) report on the cause of landslides in the Mekong Delta has pointed out eight reasons, but scientists say the report is too vague, making it difficult to find reasonable solutions.

Water security from a geopolitical perspective

Why does Laos insist on building more hydroelectric dams when Vietnam and many other countries believe that it is not the optimal solution for energy, environmental and societal development?

Hydropower dams, water diversion threaten Mekong Delta's water security

Scientists have once again raised their concerns about water security in the Mekong Delta, saying that hydropower dams on the Mekong River's upper course as well as Thailand, Laos and Cambodia’s plans to divert the river are the biggest threats.

Experts: Damming places Mekong Delta in peril

 VietNamNet Bridge – Damming on the Mekong River mainstream, coupled with sand overexploitation, would not only hit aquaculture but also threaten the Mekong Delta’s existence in the future,

Dams slash Mekong fish stocks

 More than 70 Vietnamese and international scientists and other experts and officials from ministries and international organisations discussed ongoing research into the impact of dams on the mainstream of the Mekong River..

Hydropower dams endanger Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hydropower dams expected to be built on the upper course of Mekong pose the biggest threat to the Mekong Delta.

Most of rivers are cut into pieces by hydropower dams

“I can call up the names of a lot of rivers which have been broken by hydropower dams, but I cannot remember any virgin rivers--the ones which have not been conquered by humans,” said Dr. Dao Trong Tu, a well- known scientist.

Hydropower dam owners ignoring safety checks to be fined

 VietNamNet Bridge – Owners and operators of hydropower dams will be fined VND150-200 million if they do not conduct routine safety checks,