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Fruit park construction to be stopped

Update: November, 02/2017 - 11:30
There are concerns that the Tiền Giang Fruit Park Project will have negative environmental impact. — Photo
Viet Nam News

TIỀN GIANG — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Wednesday requested Tiền Giang People’s Committee to order a halt on the construction of a fruit park.

Moreover, the provincial People’s Committee and other related agencies have been directed to reevaluate the project’s impact on the environment, especially on drainage and flood prevention. Simultaneously, it is essential for functional forces to consider carefully governmental regulations on land, environment and water resources.

At present, the local authority has asked Cái Bè District People’s Committee to make a report on the project’s environmental impact before considering it for approval. However, the content has not received any comment from State agencies on water resources since Tiền is an inter-provincial river.

With some parts located on Tiền River, Tiền Giang Fruit Park Project aims to turn Cái Bè District into an ecotourism spot. The project is invested by Cái Bè District People’s Committee.

Until now, the constructor has finished piling concrete poles along the project’s length and made embankments, preparing to use sand to backfill Tiền River.

The park’s construction will have an impact on the flow of Tiền River, leading to landslides in surrounding and downstream areas. — VNS





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