DONG NAI — Vietnam News Agency (VNA) general director Tran Mai Huong yesterday signed a general agreement on multimedia co-operation with Dinh Quoc Thai, chairman of the Dong Nai Province People's Committee. Huong said VNA, as the nation's leading news organisation with ties to 40 news agencies in other countries, would bring out the image of Dong Nai to the rest of the country and the world. "VNA will publish official information, refute fallacies, and orient the masses to aid the local authorities with its management and supervision activities," he said. According to the agreement, the southern province would prioritise the provision of early information of the current affairs happening in the province. For urgent or sensitive cases, the province would feed information about its standpoints and prospective measures to the VNA for publication. Regarding the false flow of information in the province, VNA would help verify and refute stories, contributing to a stable society. Thai … [Read more...] about Dong Nai, VNA heads sign pact
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An excessive number of hydropower dams are threatening to destroy Dong Nai - Vietnam's largest endogenous river, experts said at a Saturday seminar. Tran Van Thanh, director of the Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai Province that the river flows through, said "the matter of dam construction needs to gather public opinion… Economic growth is necessary but we have to estimate the loss and gains from these constructions as it's very dangerous that their impacts on the environment and residents are not predicted." Thanh was speaking at the seminar held to discuss suggestions and warnings by the World Commission on Dams over the ongoing dam constructions on the Dong Nai River. Nine dams have been built on the river, some already put in use, while its downstream section, the Be River, bears six dams and the tributary La Nga, another five. And a further six dams are still planned on the river. Dams will change much of the river's ecology, the Nam Cat Tien forest, … [Read more...] about Dams set to kill Dong Nai River: experts
Whether to allow to build Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A hydropower plants on the Dong Nai River has, once again, become a hot topic when one more environment organization has declared its support for the construction. Six hydropower plant projects round up Cat Tien National Park The thirst for hydropower plants devastating living environment In Cat Tien National Park The Vietnam Association for Conservation of the Nature and Environment (VACNE), has released a statement on its support to the construction of Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A hydropower plants on Dong Nai River. The statement which was released after a workshop held on September 30, has stirred up the public, because people could not imagine that environmentalists would support the construction of the hydropower plants, which are believed to damage the environment in general and the Cat Tien National Park in particular. Nguyen Dinh Hoe from VACNE has affirmed that all the participants at the workshops have expressed … [Read more...] about Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A raise waves on Dong Nai River
Phan Huu Khanh, deputy director of Cat Tien National Park, uttered that for the first time he knew about the following argument: destroying original a forest to build new forest to create CO2; developing reservoirs to have more space for fresh-water crocodiles and to serve rhinos; encouraging development of hydro-power plants to destroy Cat Tien National Park’s environment. Destroying original forests at any cost! Perhaps Deputy Minister Hua Duc Nhi did not make a field trip this way. The Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (Vacne) said the Dong Nai 6 and 6A projects have negative but unserious impacts on the environment, the Cat Tien National Park and Dong Nai River. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Forestry General Department, the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Energy Department and representatives of Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong provinces also uphold Duc Long Gia Lai Group, the investor of these projects. According to … [Read more...] about Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects: Unfair game
Local newspapers have recently written many articles about the Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects, invested by the Duc Long Gia Lai Group. Readers comment that some newspapers protested the construction of hydro-power plants inside the Cat Tien National Park, and some others supported. What is the truth? Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A raise waves on Dong Nai River Formalism exists in assessing environmental impacts Dam projects in Dong Nai river require stricter assessments Behind the true lie Six hydropower plant projects round up Cat Tien National Park For the people’s interest or investor’s interest? Cat Tien National Park. That is the question raised by Lam Dinh Uy, an expert on environmental sciences from the Center for Biodiversity and Development, about the two hydro-power projects that are located in the Cat Tien National Park, which is based in Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong provinces. According to Mr. Uy, it is extremely important to … [Read more...] about Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects: Where is the truth?