Overexploitation of riverbeds puts dyke systems at risk

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

Prolonged exploitation of sand and coarse gravel in rivers is changing currents and causing embankment erosion, which puts the dyke systems under risk, the Dyke Management Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Tuesday.

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Permanent measures sought to prevent fish deaths in Saigon’s iconic canal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Experts and authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are concerned over the mass fish deaths occurring in an iconic canal following unseasonal rains.

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Bac Ninh prosecutes two who threaten provincial leaders

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Investigation Agency under the Police Department of Bac Ninh province yesterday prosecuted two men who sent threatening SMS messages to provincial leaders.

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Deputy PM requests inspection over sand exploitation at Hoi An beach

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged the Ministry of Public Security to investigate the illegal sand extraction at Cua Dai Beach in the central province of Quang Nam.

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Four sand mining projects suspended in Đồng Nai

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

The southern Đồng Nai Province’s transport department on Thursday ordered four sand mining and dredging projects in the region to suspend operations.

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Sand meant to protect beaches ‘stolen’ in central Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(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 3 month(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 month(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 3 month(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 3 month(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 3 month(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 4 month(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 4 month(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 4 month(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 4 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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