Electricity production

Hydropower dams

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.VietNamNet introduces an article by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Thanh Ca, lecturer at the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and ...

Vu Thanh Ca

Time to ensure security of water sources, safety of dams and lakes: experts

Việt Nam has recorded outstanding socio-economic development and has been lauded for it by the international community, but along with progress, the country is facing challenges with water management and security, according to Mr. Phan Xuân Dũng, chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, ...

China pressed on Mekong dams after record low water levels

Mekong River Commission (MRC) pressed China on Tuesday to show more transparency over its dam operations on the Mekong River, months after downstream water levels hit record lows and threatened millions of livelihoods.China has built 11 dams on its section of the river while downstream ...

AFP

Laos pushes ahead with sixth Mekong River dam project

Laos has submitted plans to build a new hydropower dam on the Mekong River, with construction expected to start later this year, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday. The Sanakham dam is the sixth project that has been put forward to the prior ...

Gov't chief redefines functions, tasks, powers and structure of VN National Mekong Committee

The Viet Nam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) will be headed by a Deputy Prime Minister, according to Decision No. 619/QD-TTg defining functions, tasks, power and organizational structure of the VNMC, recently signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.The CNMC shall organize scientific search and put forward ...

Thuy Dung

No appropriate solutions implemented to improve pollution: MONRE

An increase in the number of industrial zones has been polluting Việt Nam’s environment, and there are no appropriate solutions in place, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) warned in its draft 2019 report on environment protection released on Tuesday (05/05). Climate change is ...

Mekong pilot program to monitor impact of Lao dams on lower basin

Transboundary environmental impacts of Laos’ Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams will be monitored under a two-year program following a call for more data transparency.Joint Environment Monitoring of Mekong Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM) aims to “systematically collect, generate and share reliable and scientific data and information ...

Sen

Vietnam Mekong River Commission holds second plenary in 2019

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held its second plenary meeting in 2019 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on December 3.The meeting heard experts’ reports on water use strategies of Thailand and other regional countries, and the consultation process for the Luang Prabang hydropower ...

The roles of stakeholders in outlining hydro-power master plan in the Mekong River basin

Environmental experts gathered at a conference held in Hanoi on September 11, discussing the important roles of stakeholders in outlining hydropower master plan and protecting water resources in the Mekong River basin.The event was organised by the Centre for Sustainable Development of Water Resources And ...

Ly Thanh Huong

Rice damaged by hydroelectric plant construction

Rice paddy fields in a Central Highlands commune are facing drought after a river’s flow was diverted as the result of the construction a hydroelectric plant.More than 100ha of rice in Quảng Phú Commune, Krông Nô District, Đắk Nông Province has been affected since the Krông Nô River ...

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