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Hydro-power plant discharges water, leads to losses

Update: January, 02/2018 - 16:00
Bắc Mê Hydro-Power Plant discharge water. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ GIANG — Bắc Mê Hydro-Power Plant in Yên Phong and Phú Nam communes of northern mountainous province of Hà Giang made an unscheduled water discharge, which resulted in major losses for the local people, the authority official has said.

The water discharge caused floods and land erosion, affecting several households living along Gâm River in Bảo Lâm District of Cao Bằng Province.

According to Nguyễn Ngọc Quang, vice chaiman of Bảo Lâm District’s People Committee, the water discharge destroyed four houses and damaged six others. It also resulted in a long crack developing on National Highway No 34.

Fortunately, there was no casualty.

The local authority ordered evacuation from the erosion areas. The district provided shelter for people who were forced to flee their homes.

At present, the district and representatives of the plant have been calculating losses to pay compensation to people. — VNS

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