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Rumours about Huong Dien Hydropower plant dispelled

Update: January, 14/2016 - 19:12
Residents living downstream in central Thua Thien-Hue province are worried about the rumour of an alleged leakage at the Huong Dien Hydropower plant's dam. — Photo vov.vn

THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) — The deputy director of Huong Dien Hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue yesterday refuted rumours of problems at the plant, the Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) reported.

Reacting to the rumours of water leaking from the dam of the plant, Trinh Xuan Khoa said the plant was operating normally.

"The plant's dam is safe and there is nothing unusual," he was quoted as saying, by VOV.

The Industry and Trade Department of the province has set up an inspection team to check the information about the leakage at the foot of the dam and will report to the media on Saturday, Nguyen Thanh, the department's director said.

The team includes officials from the departments of industry and trade, construction, the Committee for Flood Prevention, Search and Rescue and local authorities.

The VOV's reporters said yesterday they recognised that the plant was working with full capacity along with three generators.

However, residents from Huong Van commune in Huong Tra Township are still worried about the rumours of the plant after a series of earthquakes recently in A Luoi district.

Police is investigating the source of the rumour which sent people in the downstream area into a panic over the last few days. — VNS

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