Vietnam News Agency speaks to Đào Trọng Tứ, head co-ordinator of the Việt Nam River Network (VNR), on the role of social organisations and civic groups in improving the awareness and actions of the community regarding water security issues
Fewer new pollution hotspots have been found in Việt Nam in the past few years, but vigilance is needed to control potential risks, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Việt Nam Environment Administration has said.
The People’s Commitee of Đồng Nai Province had approved a budget to support people hit by a mass fish death on the La Ngà River in Định Quán District in May, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said.
Đồng Nai Province plans to offer VNĐ10 billion (US$438,115) to fish farmers affected by mass fish deaths on the La Ngà River caused by a natural disaster two weeks ago.
Southern Đồng Nai Province’s agriculture department said the unsual high level of NH4 (Amoni) and NO2 (Nitrite) may be the reason behind Monday’s mass fish deaths on the La Ngà River based on a test done on water sample collected at the site.
Over 1,500 tonnes of fish have been found dead in the southern Đồng Nai Province, causing estimated damage of billions of dong, according to competent authorities.
A fishing village has been illegally expanding on the La Ngà River in Đồng Nai Province’s Định Quán District and polluting it despite the local authorities’ prevention efforts, the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported.