Sand exploitation hits river industries

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Illegal exploitation of sand in the Thi Vai River continues to despoil areas of Tan Thanh District in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria -Vung Tau, causing losses to aquaculture farmers and delays in building a new industrial zone.

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Thi Vai River water quality improves

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The quality of water in the Thi Vai River has improved in recent years, according to Nguyen Ngoc Thuong, deputy director of the Dong Nai Province's Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Vietnam to clean river with $4 mil mangroves project

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnam to clean river with $4 mil mangroves project

A wastewater pipe from Taiwanese MSG maker Vedan dumping into the Thi Vai River in Dong Nai Province. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Fines slapped in dodgy river dredging operations in southern Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 month(s) ago

Fines slapped in dodgy river dredging operations in southern Vietnam

Vessels forced to collect the mud they had sneakily dumped back into the Thi Vai River after dredging it. Three boat captains and four companies were fined VND360 million (US$17,196) for their violations.

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Improperly dumped mud retrieved from river

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VietNam News English 15 month(s) ago

Improperly dumped mud retrieved from river

Authorities in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau dredged and collected 18,000cu.m of mud which was improperly poured into the Cai Mep-Thi Vai River by contractors who were mending and dredging the water surface of Posco in the river port.

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Thi Vai River cleaned up

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SaigonTimes English 16 month(s) ago

HCMC – The water quality of the Thi Vai and Dinh rivers has improved drastically now that many industrial parks in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province have built wastewater treatment systems.

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Contractors dumping dredged mud in river forced to clean up their act

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Báo Thanh Niên English 16 month(s) ago

Contractors dumping dredged mud in river forced to clean up their act

Vessels collect mud they sneakily discharged back in the Thi Vai River after dredging it

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Contractor subverts river dredging project in shocking fashion

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Báo Thanh Niên English 16 month(s) ago

Contractor subverts river dredging project in shocking fashion

Thanh Nien exposé finds violations committed by younger brother of the director of the Vung Tau Port Authority, which oversees dredging project

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Works gets started on Ba Ria bypass

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VietNam News English 20 month(s) ago

Provincial authorities in Ba Ria-Vung Tau broke ground yesterday morning for the construction of a 12km bypass on National Highway No. 56.

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Strange snails on Thi Vai River terrify local residents

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VietnamNet English 31 month(s) ago

Strange snails on Thi Vai River terrify local residents

VietNamNet Bridge – A strange kind of snail has appeared on the Thi Vai River, which nibble shrimp and fish on the river. While local residents say they have never seen this kind of snail before, experts say it is not a strange species, but cannot say exactly what kind the snail is.

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Taiwanese company pays households

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VietNam News English 36 month(s) ago

More than 6,500 households in Long Thanh and Nhon Trach districts in the southern province of Dong Nai have received compensation worth VND70 billion (US$3.3 million) from Taiwanese company Vedan.

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Bauxite route not ready for transport

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SaigonTimes English 38 month(s) ago

Bauxite route not ready for transport

HCMC – Transport officials at a meeting in Dong Nai Province on Saturday concluded that road conditions are not suitable for transporting alumina from the mining site in the Central Highlands to a port on the Thi Vai River for export, and suggested that upgrade be made quickly.

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A second Vedan case

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SaigonTimes English 38 month(s) ago

The Farmers vs Vedan case has almost faded into oblivion as the Taiwanese-invested monosodium glutamate producer has completed compensation payouts totaling around VND220 billion for fish farmers over its severe pollution of the Thi Vai River in Dong Nai Province. But since last week, the name of Vedan has resurfaced in local media. Just wait, it is not about another environmental violation committed by the company, but another firm where an infringement of similar nature took place.

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Polluted households receive compensation

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VietNam News English 38 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

More 220 households in Long Thanh District in southern Dong Nai Province were given pollution compensation money of about VND800 million (US$38,400) from the Taiwanese company Vedan.

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Vietnam rescues grounded Danish ship

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Báo Thanh Niên English 41 month(s) ago

A Danish container ship that had been grounded in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau near Ho Chi Minh City for three days was rescued Friday morning.

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