Saturday 1 June 2013

Small-scale power projects cancelled VNTimes

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Nearly half of the small-scale hydropower projects included in theNational Master Plan for Power Development until 2020 have beencancelled.

The information was made known by the National Assembly's Committee for Science, Technology and Environment in a recent report.

TheCommittee, which supervises implementation of policies and laws onhydropower development, said that by May at least 51,000 hectares offorested land had been used for construction of hydropower projectsacross the country.

However, only 1,061 hectares, or 2.08 percent of that land has been planted with new trees.

The master plan for power development included 1,108 small-scale hydropower projects.

Mostof the rejected projects offered lower profits and were not able toattract attention from investors, according to the report.

NAdeputy Truong Van Vo proposed that the Government withdraw the plannedhydropower projects 6 and 6A in southern Dong Nai province from thenational master plan.

In reply to this proposal, Ministerof Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said that the two projects had notbeen approved by the Government.

He added that theinvestors of these projects had sent reports on these projects’environmental impact to the Ministry of Natural Resources andEnvironment, and only with approval from the ministry could the projectsproceed.

"If these projects have a great impact on theenvironment, we will then ask relevant authorities to stop them," Hoangwas quoted by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper as saying.

By2020, the total output of Vietnam's power plants will amount to 75,000MW, including 48 percent from thermal power plants and 25.5 percent fromhydro-power plants, according to the National Master Plan for PowerDevelopment until 2020 with a vision to 2030.-VNA

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