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Enterprises still lack orders from lucrative mechanical engineering market

Vietnam has a large mechanical engineering market worth tens of billions of dollars a year. However, local enterprises still lack orders.

Will hydro-power plants cause more floods in Vietnam?

If there were no hydroelectric dams, floods would still occur, even at a higher level. In many cases, without hydropower reservoirs, floods would be more serious.

Power supply to be ensured next year

Power supply for production and domestic consumption in 2020 would be ensured, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Vietnam concerned over potential electricity shortages

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh sounded the alarm about the high risk of power shortages at a meeting earlier this week.


Will there be more hydropower plants?

Gia Lai’s people are afraid that hydropower plants will deprive them of land, but investors continue to plan more and more hydropower projects.

Vietnam's Mekong Delta subsides up to 5cm each year

The Mekong Delta region is sinking between 2 and 5cm per year, Lao Dong newspaper reported, citing source from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Violations detected at hydropower plants in Lai Chau Province

Violations in the construction of a number of hydropower plants in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau have been blamed on poor management by local authorities.

Factories, farms arise on upper Gieng river

A delegation of scientists and Binh Thuan provincial officials met in Dong Nai province at a conference in early February to discuss solutions to settle pollution in the adjacent area of Binh Thuan and Dong Nai provinces.

Central region, Central Highlands areas need new flood maps

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. 

Relocated factory could pollute Da Nang’s water

 VietNamNet Bridge – The central city of Da Nang is worried that its main source of fresh water will be polluted if a steel factory in Quang Nam Province is relocated to the banks of the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River.

What does Vietnam need: power from Laos or water from the Mekong?

VietNamNet Bridge - While economists applaud the idea of importing electricity from Laos, environmentalists say that Vietnam should not encourage Laos to build hydropower plants on the Mekong River. 

14 hydropower plants on Kon River an environmental burden

VietNamNet Bridge - Hydropower plants along the Kon River have not helped to improve the area's economy as expected but instead have caused environmental damage.

Proposed Vinh Son 2 hydropower project causes public controversy

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists, Gia Lai provincial authorities, local residents and managers of Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve oppose the project on building a hydropower plant in the sanctuary.  

Unlicensed hydropower plant being built in mountainous area

VietNamNet Bridge - Another unlicensed hydropower work is under construction, reporters have found.

Mekong River resources must be shared among VN, neighbours

VietNamNet Bridge – Many experts have blamed the high intrusion of salty water into the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta on climate change and the low level of water running from the upper reach to the lower reach of the Mekong River delta.

Deputy PM wants ministries to minimise stakes in SOEs

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has called on ministries and agencies to minimise the controlling stake of the State in State-run enterprises (SOEs).

China discharges hydropower plant water, flooding Red River in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - The continued water discharge by hydropower plants in China in recent days has caused flooding in the Red River section in Vietnam’s Lao Cai province.

VN to boost competitive power market

The competitive power generation market would become operational expeditiously by 2018, together with the pilot implementation of competitive wholesale power market.

Drought puts hydropower plants at risk

VietNamNet Bridge – Severe drought in the central and the Central Highlands region has threatened not only cultivation but also hydropower plants as they must have enough water to generate electricity and irrigate crops in downstream areas.

Four to six hydropower plants for each river in Ha Giang Province

VietNamNet Bridge - Hydropower plants in Ha Giang have caused big changes to the rivers in this beautiful northern area.