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Hydropower plant flouts water storage ban

A hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has repeatedly breached storage water regulations despite a ban by authorities.

Rescue workers launch search for landslide victims in central Vietnam

Rescue forces have been urgently searching for the remaining 12 missing victims of a landslide which hit the Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant on the evening of October 12 in Phong Dien district in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

Dong Nai River sand exploitation remains unchecked

Pham Hong Luong, director of Cat Tien, said for many years, the board of management of the national park has complained about the infringement of illegal sand exploiters on the Dong Nai River.

Unlicensed hydropower projects damaging environment in Sa Pa

VietNamNet Bridge - Sa Pa in northwestern Vietnam has carried out dozens of hydropower projects which are now seriously devastating the environment.

Hydropower plants turn lives upside down

Hydropower projects in the central province of Nghe An are causing problems for local people due to poor planning that has damaged the environment and led to the threat of damn breaches during the rainy season.

Lao Cai households near hydropower dam have no electricity

More than 40 households in Giang Tru hamlet of Nam Khanh commune in Bac Ha district still cannot use electricity from the national grid, though they live next to the 36 MW Nam Phang hydropower plant.

Thermal power plants increasing on Hau River

VietNamNet Bridge - Why are coal-run thermopower plants located on the Hau River? Why do the plants all use Chinese technology? Will there be another Formosa on the Hau River?

Son La residents shocked about hydropower proposal in natural reserve

VietNamNet Bridge - If the 4MW hydropower plant is built as projected, more than 28 hectares of forest land in Xuan Nha Natural Reserve in Son La province will disappear, and 16.9 hectares of the special-use forest will be eliminated.

Hydropower plants causing more accidents

VietNamNet Bridge - An accident at Song Bung 2 hydropower plant has extended the list of hydropower projects that have posed danger. 


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More hydropower plants are built in central region despite overabundance

Experts have repeatedly warned about the overabundance of hydropower plants in the central region and Central Highlands which have devastated forests and badly affected people’s lives. However, more hydropower projects are still queuing for licenses.

Hydro-plants drain water resources in Central Highlands

VietNamNet Bridge – The decrease of surface water on rivers, lakes and streams and the depletion of underground water, which has been caused by the massive construction of hydropower plants,


Quang Nam shaken by earthquake

 VietNamNet Bridge – A minor earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale hit the reservoir of the Song Tranh Hydropower Plant in the mountainous district of Bac Tra My in the central province of Quang Nam last Friday.

Water discharged from hydropower plants damaging crops, affecting residents

VietNamNet Bridge - The Huong Dien hydropower plant unexpectedly discharged water on March 27, flooding a large area located below the plant, and damaging crops.

MARD releases “ultimatum” to hydropower investors

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has threatened to revoke operation licenses of hydropower investors who have not planted forests to compensate for forestland they used to build their projects.

Beyond safety limits

 VietNamNet Bridge – Certain hydropower plant developers might have thought that staying beyond safety limits is not a dear price they have to pay when developing power projects anywhere they want.

Hydropower plant location prone to earthquakes, scientists say

 VietNamNet Bridge – Repeated earthquakes have occurred since the day Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant began storing water.

Seven students swept away, hydroelectric plant suspected

On Sunday, seven students in Lai Chau were swept away while crossing the Nam Mu River. Six were rescued and one remains missing. Local authorities claim that the incident was caused by an unscheduled water discharge from a nearby hydropower plant.

Rivers dried up, lakes depleted ‘cause hydropower plant stores water

The water level of the Thach Nham barrage, the biggest irrigation work of Quang Ngai province has dropped to the deepest low, because the water has been taken away by the Dakdrink hydropower plant, which is going to operate soon.

Hydropower plant project threatens Yok Don National Park

 VietNamNet Bridge – While Ea K’tour hydropower project is feared to damage Chu Yang Sin National Park, the projected Drang Phok hydropower plant threatens Yok Don National Park.