Four sand mining projects suspended in Đồng Nai
The southern Đồng Nai Province’s transport department on Thursday ordered four sand mining and dredging projects in the region to suspend operations.
The average water level of many parts of the Hồng (Red) river has remarkably reduced in recent years, badly affecting agricultural production and the living conditions of residents in the northern low-land and midland areas.
Đà Nẵng needs to invest in its tap water supply system, especially in remote areas, to effectively limit the rampant and rapid exploitation of underground water, experts have said.
So far, this month, the northern mountainous province authorities have detained 56 people allegedly involved in the destruction of 18.6 hectares of forest, mostly in order to grow crops, Vietnam News Agency reported.
At midnight yesterday in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, rangers and police has intercepted an illegal logging and timber smuggling operation in a protection forest, Nhân Dân (People) newspaper reported.
The local police of central Nghệ An Province have seized five frozen tigers after conducting a raid on a resident’s house in Diễn Châu District on Monday morning
Environmental services co-operatives have been operating for years in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc, providing a cleaner living environment for residents.
Nghệ An Province authorities have asked the police to investigate the operation process and the obedience of environmental protection regulation of Suối Bắc Tin Mining Enterprises, relating to the breach of its tailing pond resulting in the polluting of rivers and causing mass fish death, an official said.
Air pollution in the capital city, which has been bad since last Tuesday, is so severe now that health experts have warned people to stay indoors.
Weather experts expect the southern region to experience less drought and salinity and more unseasonal rain during this year’s dry season.