VN Rivers Network proposes suspending project encroaching on Dong Nai River

The Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN) on August 2 proposed the Prime Minister immediately cancel an urban development project that aims to encroach on a section of the Dong Nai River due to numerous potential consequences. 



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The Dong Nai River has been partially filled to make room for an urban area project 


The Government in 2015 ordered that the project be put on hold as scientists said that it would affect negatively the environment and socio-economic development in the region. However, the Government has empowered the chairman of Dong Nai to make decisions on the implementation of the project.

The VRN said that Dong Nai River is the lifeblood of the key economic region with the largest population in the country. However, water resources in the river are considered limited with the lowest level of water per capita. It is one of four rivers in the country suffering a severe shortage of water in dry season.

In addition, many hydropower plants and water pollution caused by riverside industrial zones and urban areas also put pressure on the Dong Nai River. Therefore, the project that wants to reclaim land along a part of the river will aggravate the situation.

The project also violates the laws on water resources, environmental protection and inland waterway traffic, according to VRN. Moreover, the project’s environmental impact assessment report fails to specify characteristics of the flow of the Dong Nai River.

The project covers over 8.4 hectares of which 7.2 hectares of water surface on the Dong Nai River will be filled up to build two 25-floor buildings, 34 villas and a commercial center.

SGT

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