The idea has sparked a debate about pollution, traffic jams, urban planning, and the fairest way to get people where they need to go as the Vietnamese economy rapidly grows, industrializes, and urbanizes.
“There is no comprehensive discussion over the compensation with the affected community. Only the company and government are involved.”
Localities in the Mekong delta that is predicted to be hardest hit by climate change have shifted 40,000 ha of farming land to aquaculture and growing fruit trees as part of efforts to make climate-smart agriculture.
The World Bank funded plan will set out development orientations and spatial planning across different disciplines in the Mekong Delta to 2030.
Observers expressed concern that the reduced water flow from the Chinese dam will increase the Mekong’s temperature in Kratie province, possibly resulting in the death of some species of fish.
With the Mekong River flowing through the country, the hydropower will be the main source of energy accounting for more than 40 percent of total electricity generation.
Despite Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha’s vow last week to put out all fires by today, satellite data from the Thai space agency yesterday found hundreds of “hot spots” where they are believed to be burning.