Sand meant to protect beaches ‘stolen’ in central Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 17 hour(s) ago 1 related news

A huge amount of sand dredged in two river projects originally meant for protecting an eroding beach in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam has been directed away from its expected location.

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Illegal sand exploitation worsens erosion at Cua Dai Beach

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Báo Dân Trí English 22 hour(s) ago 1 related news

While the government is spending billions of VND on projects to deal with worsening erosion at Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An Town, several companies have been caught taking advantage of the projects to illegally exploit sand.

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Vietnam to improve management of sand exploitation in local rivers

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

Local authorities will be put in charge of managing the exploitation of sand along rivers in their localities, as part of an effort to prevent sand thieves from compromising the environment.

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Prime Minister asks investigation over Bac Ninh leader threatening

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The Prime Minister yesterday asked the Ministry of Public Security to urgently investigate a case in which the chairman and some agency leaders of the northern province of Bac Ninh were threatened after proposing to stop a passage dredging project in Cau River for sand overexploitation causing landslide.

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PM demands investigation into Bac Ninh dredging scandal

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered an investigation into who is sending threatening messages to the chairman of Bac Ninh Province after he tightened control over illegal sand extraction.

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Chairman of northern Vietnam province intimidated for putting brakes on sand exploitation

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The chairman of the People’s Committee in the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh has been the victim of threats since launching a campaign to end harmful sand exploitation in a local river.

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Coal power plants could endanger marine protection areas

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Environmentalists have urged authorities to ‘learn lessons from the Formosa incident and reconsider proposed coal thermal power projects in Vinh Tan’.

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Tracing Vietnamese ‘sand drain’ to Singapore – P3: National resource overexploited

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

Many Vietnamese businesses have taken advantage of a rule allowing them to export saline sand to reap profits, leaving the environmental impacts caused by the resource’s overexploitation to be dealt with by local residents.

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Tracing Vietnamese ‘sand drain’ to Singapore – P2: How much does the resource cost?

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

After discovering where sand dredged from Vietnam’s waters is being transported to in Singapore, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper found that the precious resource is being sold at rock bottom prices, at least according to customs papers.

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HCM City projects to prevent landslides to cost $75m

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

HCM City will undertake 14 projects to prevent erosion, including dredging of vulnerable waterways, at a cost of over VND1.7 trillion (US$75 million) this year, according to its Inland Waterway Management Division.

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West Lake businesses shut down for water cleaning and upgrade

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Businesses in Hanoi's West Lake will be shut down for dredging and water quality improvement plans.

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Dredging in southern Vietnam river leads to serious pollution

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Residents in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai are calling on local authorities to put an end to dredging activities that they say are causing serious environmental devastation in the area.

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Hanoi chairman questions West Lake dredging project

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has asked the management board of West Lake to explain the use of VND128 billion (USD6.1 million) for dredging West Lake.

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Phu Quoc islanders lament ‘sand drain’ to Singapore

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

A huge amount of sand from a dredging project off the southern Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc is being sold to Singapore, while local constructions are forced to use sand bought from the mainland, a paradox angering residents of the popular tourist destination.

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Salinization threatens Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Saltwater has intruded into a large section of a major river in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, threatening the livelihoods of local residents.

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