Investor of Thuong Nhat Hydropower Plant fined US$22,000

The People's Committee of Thua Thien - Hue Province yesterday issued a decision on administrative fines of up to VND500 million (US$22,000) for the Central Hydropower Joint Stock Company, the investor of Thuong Nhat Hydropower Plant due to not complying with the requirement of reservoir, dam operation of competent state agencies in case of flood, drought, water shortages and emergencies.
According to the General Director of the Central Hydropower Joint Stock Company Mr. Le Van Khoa, after a working session with the delegation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the unit urgently overcame the shortcomings in the management and operation tasks for the Thuong Nhat Hydroelectric Project.

In particular, the Central Hydropower Joint Stock Company will 
coordinate with local authorities to determine location of the installation of communication equipment and safety warning systems for Thuong Nhat hydroelectric dam and its downstream area in advance December 10, thereby surveying, assessing the current situation, planning technilogy treatment, ensuring its hydraulic systems and drainage capacity to mitigate flooding.

On the same day, the Chairman of Quang Nam Provincial People's Committee Mr. Le Tri Thanh directed the revocation of leasing more than 31,000 square meters of land to build Dak Di 2 Hydropower Plant in Nam Tra My District.

By Van Thang – Ngoc Phuc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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