The polluted water of the Dong Nai River has gradually killed the aquatic resources there. Fish cages on the river have gradually disappeared because fish die in masses. Meanwhile, no proper solution has been found to relocate the environment polluting industrial workshops. Tran Dinh Em, 75, in Bien Hoa City, said that he spent 60 years on catching fishes on the Dong Nai River. Just ten years ago, it was very bustling on the river, with tens of boats spreading nets at the same time early in the morning and late in the afternoon. “At that time, we caught fish and shrimp in big quantities, and fish and shrimp never got depleted. I caught tens of kilos of fish and shrimp every day, and so were other fishermen. The money I earned from selling fish could feed the whole family,” Em said. Leaving oars idle, casting off fish nets, putting boats in mothballs Em said that previously, he just needed to catch a ca lang (Hemibagrus elongatus), a kind of catfish, to earn enough … [Read more...] about Dong Nai River pollution makes fisheries dying
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?
This year, Dong Nai strives to have additional nine communes and three district levels recognized as new-style rural areas To realize the target, Dong Nai will fulfill the national program on building new-style rural areas with all 133 communes and 11 districts and townships of the province gaining the title. Currently, 124 communes and eight districts are recognized as new style rural areas. To accelerate the building of new rural areas in the remote localities of Tan Phu and Dinh Quan districts, local authorities will continue to mobilize the involvement of people in the effort in order to build the transport system, schools and medical stations. The province will maintain and upgrade criteria that Dong Nai met, ensuring sustainability in socio-economic and cultural development, and form concentrated growing and breeding areas and work towards commercial, modern and sustainable agricultural production. In 2017, average income per capita in Dong Nai’s rural areas … [Read more...] about Dong Nai aims to fulfill new-style rural area building in 2018