Environmental expert sounds alarm over Lee & Man paper mill project in Vietnam

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Environmental expert sounds alarm over Lee & Man paper mill project in Vietnam

November 16, 2016 - 19:01

HO CHI MINH CITY, Nov. 17, 2016 (Local News) -An environmental expert has called on the Tien Giang administration to pull the plug on a Taiwan-invested paper project he says may pollute one of the most important waterways in the province as well as the Mekong Delta.

Assoc. Prof. Le Trinh, head of the Institute for Environmental Science and Development, is so concerned about the potential negative impacts the Dai Duong paper plant will have on the province’s Tien River, that he has petitioned the provincial administration to stop the project.

The 250-kilometer long Tien (Front) River and 200-kilometer Hau (Back) River are the two most important waterways in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam. The Hau River is also under threat from another paper mill, run by Hong Kong’s Lee & Man Paper.

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