Families were evicted from their farms with little compensation, and the project was rife with reports of child labour and unsafe work practices.
Coal would provide about 37% of Vietnam’s electricity by 2025 instead of half as previously planned. Renewable power would help fill the gap.
But some plantations harmed the environment because of a lack of management by the government, incomplete land allocation, and lax business registration.
They had not yet bulldozed the forested land because as they were preparing to do so, more than 30 community members flocked to the area.
The Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu should focus on its “spearheads” and review the building of new-style rural areas to make it more people-oriented.
Despite the impacts of saltwater intrusion and drought on coastal areas, most farmers have enjoyed a bumper crop and the price of paddy has also increased.