Vietnam River Network

Housing project threat to river basin ecology

Date of Release: 
Sep 3 2015

The Viet Nam River Network said the 8.4 hectares project would damage adjacent Dong Nai River, blocking natural flows and drainage of floodwater and triggering erosion of the river's bank.

The project also creates danger to waterway traffic and encroaches on public areas, the group said.

The project's developer, Toan Thinh Phat JSC, began filling in a stretch of the river in January near the city of Bien Hoa. Following a wave of criticism from scientists, agencies and local residents, the developer halted the project in late March.

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