Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is seeking investors in new electricity projects, including solar power plants on reservoirs, in an effort to ensure the safe and stable operation of the country’s electricity market.
Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend hundreds of billions of VND on building more than 100 reservoirs to store rainwater and control flooding by 2020 under a flood-control programme.
Provinces in the Central Highlands region face the risk of reservoirs bursting since hundreds of them are damaged or degraded.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has announced that it will spend 11.94 trillion VND (514 million USD) over the next five years to improve its irrigation system in an effort to better facilitate local agriculture.
Tran Quang Hoai, General Director of the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA), has underlined the urgent need to set up delegations to inspect the safety of dykes and reservoirs in important areas as tropical low pressure system has turned into a storm named Son Tinh.
The south central province of Phu Yen has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to approve adding three solar power projects to the Provincial Power Development Planning in 2011-2015 period, with a vision to 2020, a local senior official has said.
The Water Resources Directorate (WRD) plans to repair some 700 reservoirs at high risk of bursting by 2030, an official has said.
A Japan-funded project on operating reservoirs in emergency and manage floods effectively using a comprehensive disaster management platform was signed in the capital city of Hanoi on August 10.
VOV.VN - Floods caused by heavy overnight rain hit parts of the Central Region of Vietnam, leaving four people confirmed dead, another one missing with an additional five serious injuries, authorities said on December 2.
As many as 71 out of 161 reservoirs in the central province of Binh Dinh have run dry due to the prolonged drought.
Two earthquakes struck central Thua Thien-Hue province’s A Luoi district and Huong Tra town on December 6 and 7.
The Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has instructed irrigation companies and the People’s Committees of districts and towns to implement measures to cope with prolonged drought caused by El Nino.
The Prime Minister has approved the content of a project on rehabilitation and safety improvement for dams which is to seek official development assistance (ODA) loans from the World Bank.
Reservoir maintenance, water resource management and natural calamity mitigation were discussed by Japanese and domestic experts at a workshop on irrigation system management on December 23 in Hanoi.
The Japanese Government has granted 698 million JPY to a non-refundable aid project to upgrade seven small-scale reservoirs in the central province of Quang Ngai.