Local authorities in Can Tho City are being criticised for damaging handrails of seven of eight bridges in two hamlets so cars can get through. The route which has the most bridges is about 4km long and the road is just three metres wide. One of the damaged bridges is only two metres wide. People have tried to keep the bridge intact by using mortar to stop the handrails from collapsing. Chin Dieu, a local in Binh Thanh Hamlet, said the damage started three months ago. Local authorities didn't notify them or announce anything before pushing the handrails wider apart so that the bridges would look bigger. When being questioned by the people, they said the handrails being destroyed so that ambulances and taxis could go to everyone's houses. "The head of our hamlet led a team of ten men and used hammers to destroy the handrails. They said it was to let cars travel more easily but there are rarely any cars in this area, people don't have cars, unless they are the district … [Read more...] about Local authorities destroy bridge handrails by rumors
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A former official of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has revealed violations by local authorities after refusing a new appointment. A former official of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has revealed violations by local authorities after refusing a new appointment. Le Thi Cong, previously the director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, submitted a document confirming her refusal of a new appointment on the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Party Committee and urging the inspection of four ongoing projects. According to a probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, one of the violations related to the separation of land plots at the Ho Tram Strip resort project. On May 20, Nguyen Huu Loi, deputy director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, was authorized by the People’s Committee to issue land use rights certificates with regard to the resort. Loi’s authorization was valid from May 20 to June 3, during which Cong was … [Read more...] about Vietnam official refuses new appointment, reveals violations by local authorities
VietNamNet Bridge - The mass fish deaths on Hoang Cau Lake in Hanoi have ring the alarm over the serious pollution in lakes and rivers in Hanoi. The dead fish were found in Hanoi some days ago, but state management agencies have not made official statements about the reasons behind the deaths. Trinh Ngoc Son from the Hanoi Water Drainage Company said the fish died possibly because of extreme weather: it was scorching hot and then it rained heavily. Truong Manh Tien, chair of the Hanoi Lake Club, also said the prolonged heat and sudden rain both led to the decrease of oxygen volume in the lake which might cause the mass fish deaths. He also noted that when it rained, the waste water in the area flowed to the lake, thus causing pollution which killed the fish. But in recent days, as the weather changed regularly and rained heavily, the organic matter floated to the water surface. The matter, in the hot weather, decomposed rapidly and caused oxygen shortage, … [Read more...] about Who is to blame for mass fish deaths on Hoang Cau Lake?
VietNamNet Bridge - A road, which would ‘poke at the heart of Con Dao Island’, which faced strong opposition from the public 10 years ago, is about to be built. The road, connecting the Ben Dam Port and Co Ong Airport, would go through the primitive forest in the Con Dao National Park. With the total length of 14 kilometers, it would affect 40 hectares of special-use forests. To build the road, about 6,500 trees would be felled, including the old and big trees with the height of 20 meters and trunk diameter of 100-150 cm. This means that thousands of cubic meters of wood would be lost. More harm than good According to the Ba Ria-Vung Tau provincial authorities, the project would help improve the transport network in Con Dao, lay the infrastructure foundation for developing tourism and help national defence. However, environmentalists have warned that the project would do more harm than good. They said it is not worth it to exchange the ecosystem … [Read more...] about Local authorities vow to build road that ‘pokes at the heart of Con Dao Island’
VietNamNet Bridge – Gone are the days when the local provincial try to attract tourism projects at any costs. They have become much choosier in selecting investors and approving projects. A lot of investors have been rushing to Binh Dinh and Binh Thuan provinces to register resort and tourism complex projects on the coastal areas. Even the investors, who do not have financial capability, also registered projects to get land allocated. Binh Dinh has a 134 kilometer coastal line and a lot of beautiful landscapes which are the wonderful conditions for developing tourism and entertainment services. In order to take full advantage of the heaven-sent conditions, the provincial authorities built a coastal road that links Hoai Nhon district and Quy Nhon City. They hope that the Nhon Hoi Economic Zone, the wonderful natural conditions and the favorable transport infrastructure, will facilitate the strong development of the tourism industry. Therefore, it is understandable why … [Read more...] about Local authorities keep stern treatment for pending coastal tourism projects