illegal sand mining

Update news illegal sand mining

Illegal sand mining on the Da River in the northern mountainous province of Son La has become more and more serious in recent years.

Company fined for illegal sand mining

Central Highlands Dak Nong Province's People’s Committee has fined a company VND130 million (US$5,600) for illegal sand mining, vov.vn online newspaper reported.

HCM City’s districts join battle with illegal sand miners

The People’s Committees of Can Gio district and district 9 will join forces with public security agencies, border guards and neighbouring provinces to fight illegal sand mining in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi struggles to tackle illegal sand mining

Hanoi is planning to take control of illegal sand mining that is threatening the stability of agricultural production and the environment in and around the city.

Deputy PM requests action against illegal sand mining

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the People’s Committee of central Quang Nam Province to take tough action against illegal sand mining, which has become common in the province.

Hanoi earns $349 million in land auctions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi earned VND7.955 trillion (US$349 million) from auctioning land-use rights last year, pushing the total revenue it earned from land up to VND37 trillion ($1.62 billion).

Illegal sand mining damages Khanh Hoa's Cai River

Thousands of households living along Cai River in Khanh Vinh and Dien Khanh districts and Nha Trang City of Khanh Hoa Province have complained that sand mining is affecting their production land.

Illegal sand mining damaging Hanoi dyke

Night after night, thousands of cubic metres of sand and gravel have been illegally mined from a portion of the Cau River, causing erosion and affecting the dyke system for 200ha of agricultural land, 

Illegal sand mining ravages An Giang Province

Though illegal sand mining is rampant in the Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) area in the Mekong province of An Giang, provincial authorities said they are unable to catch any of the miners red-handed.

Illegal sand mining continues in Can Gio sea

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City People’s Committee Chairman, Nguyen Thanh Phong, has asked the police investigation office to investigate and prosecute illegal sand mining cases in the Can Gio sea area.

Locals monitor illegal sand mining

Residents of central Thua Thien-Hue Province have set up tents to monitor illegal sand mining since local authorities have failed to stop miners from illegal dredging.

Company fined for illegal sand mining on Dak Bla River

 VietNamNet Bridge – Xuan Tai Company in the Highland province of Kon Tum was fined VND40 million ($1,769) for illegal sand exploitation, 

Illegal sand mining in northern province continues despite ban

Sand mining activities of a company in northern Phu Tho Province have alledgedly led to serious erosion and subsequent loss of farmland, leading to public concerns, 

No strong deterrents for illegal sand mining

 VietNamNet Bridge – Increased awareness of the negative impacts of sand mining has sparked public outrage of late, but it has proceeded apace.

Projects aim to keep rivers above water

 VietNamNet Bridge – Water resource organisations work to maintain a stable flow and reduce pollution in the Red-Thai Binh river system as illegal sand miners continue to devastate the riverbed.

Central provinces struggle to stop illegal sand mining

 VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal mining of sand from riverbeds continues in the central provinces of Thua Thien – Hue and Quang Binh, despite the local authorities' ban on such activities.

Illegal sand miners plague Dong Nai

VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal sand exploitation by local residents and authorities along the Dong Nai River has increased rather than diminished in the last decade, despite efforts to ban it.