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  • Petrochemical and Oil Refinery Project

    Thailand’s PTT Building Major Refinery in Vietnam


    The beautiful coastal city of Quy Nhon along Vietnam’s central coast will soon house the Greater Mekong Subregion’s largest oil refinery. Advanced by the Thailand’s PTT Plc in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s ARAMCO, the 400,000 barrel-per-day facility will be fed by Saudi Arabian crude.

  • Q&A: River exploitation reaches alarming level


    Over-exploitation of rivers has caused a great deal of damage. Dr. Dao Trong Tu, director of the Centre for Sustainable Water Resources and Climate Change, tells Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper, in a Q&A.

  • Damming the Lower Mekong’s Mainstem


    It’s the most feared infrastructure project In the Greater Mekong Subregion. Not just by the 200,000 people directly impacted, and a coalition of local and international NGOs, but the governments of Vietnam and Cambodia, and the Mekong River Commission.

  • Fish Shortage Stirs Ethnic Rivalry


    The Vietnamese fishing families are gone. Their boats began disappearing from the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers near Phnom Penh a few months ago, according to Cham fishing families still living in the area. By the weekend none were left, Cham fishermen told Khmer Times. The ethnic Vietnamese have either moved to […]

  • Route development plan for Cai Mep-Thi Vai proposed


    HCMC – The Vietnam Maritime Administration has proposed a plan to develop navigational passages linking the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province at a cost of nearly VND6.38 trillion (over US$284 million).

  • Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh


    Residents clean up in Mong Duong Ward, Cam Pha City, in northern Quang Ninh Province. Heavy rains, floods and tonnes of mine sludge claimed 17 lives and caused millions of dollars worth of damage in the coal mining province. — VNS Photos Truong Vi Not until recent rain and floods claimed 17 lives and caused […]

  • Dams ‘destroying Mekong fish stock’


     Fishermen in delta and Northeast Thailand say dams in China and Laos have hit breeding and yields, forcing many to quit MEKONG River fishermen have already suffered dramatically from dams and irrigation works, which have decimated fish stocks and undermined livelihoods that supported families for generations. Nguyen Anh Duy, a 33-year-old, third-generation fisherman from the […]

  • Da Nang looks for more Japanese investment


    Viet Nam has become the second biggest destination for Japanese investors in ASEAN – after Thailand – with 1,463 members in the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA). A Tokai Viet Nam worker tests products at factory in Da Nang’s Hoa Khanh Industrial Zone. The company invested US$10 million in […]

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