Quang Nam To Call Investment In $1 billion Power Plant

By VNS, August 20th, 2013 The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Nam has established a working group to attract investment for a US$1 billion gas power plant in the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone. The committee’s Vice Chairman, Dinh Van Thu, will head the zone’s management board in promoting the programme; selecting a site … Continue reading

Hydropower 2012: Gray Picture

VietNamNet Bridge – The earthquakes in Song Tranh 2 hydropower area, the collapse of the bank of Dak Mek 3 dam or the dam of Dakrong 3 hydropower plant bursting after rains, as well as the effort to conceal information of the people involved have made the public extremely upset about the hydropower sector in … Continue reading

Dam Safety Hot Topic in Assembly’s Q&A Session

Posted on NOVEMBER 13, 2012  Written by VIETNAMNEWS HA NOI (VNS)- The reservoir of quake-hit Tranh River Hydroelectricity Plant 2 in Quang Nam Province will stay empty until scientists have confirmed the dam’s safety, the Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung said this morning. Human safety was the top concern and priority of the Government, he said … Continue reading

Hydropower Projects Left Behind As Investors Flee

Many investors of small- and medium-sized hydropower projects in the central provinces have unexpectedly vanished, while their facilities remain unfinished, exposing the projects to harsh weather and forcing locals residing in the zoned land plots into a tough spot. Located in the most remote mountainous area of Quang Nam’s Tay Giang District, the 30MW Tr’Hy … Continue reading

Supervisory Team Set Up at Quake-hit Hydropower Plant

Posted on OCTOBER 30, 2012 Written by TUOITRENEWS  Following a series of earthquakes that have hit the area around the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant in Quang Nam Province, a supervisory team has been established at the plant to observe the situation, a Ministry of Industry and Trade official said. The Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant in Bac Tra My … Continue reading

Song Tranh 2 Hydro-power Dam Evacuation Plan Checked

QUANG NAM – (VNS) Experts from Military Zone 5 yesterday inspected the evacuation plan for people living in earthquake-affected areas near Song Tranh Hydropower Plant in central Quang Nam Province. According to the plan, the military commanders of Bac Tra My District have developed evacuation strategies to prepare for the worst case scenario – the … Continue reading

Study Fails to Find Source of Vietnam Earthquakes in Quang Nam Province

QUANG NAM PROVINCE, Vietnam 09/14/2012 A study conducted to determine the cause of recent earthquakes near Vietnam’s 190-MW Song Tranh 2 hydroelectric project is inconclusive, HydroWorld.com has learned. HydroWorld.com reported earlier this week that representatives from the Vietnam Institute of Science and Technology, Institute of Global Physics, and Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center were working to … Continue reading