Dam leaks at Song Tranh 2 must be plugged by July 31: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has instructed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to follow up with Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to speed the repair work and plug all leaks at the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant reservoir dam in the central province of Quang Nam by July 31.

Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai has called for leaks on the dam of Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant to be repaired by July 31 (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Hai instructed the Ministry of Industry and Trade soon after studying the survey report by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology assessing the extent of damages at the Song Tranh 2 dam.

He also ordered the Ministry of Construction to assess the safety of the dam after EVN completes all repair work on the leaks.

If necessary, the ministry can invite domestic or foreign consultant experts who are qualified and experienced enough, to visit the hydropower plant and analyze and assess the safety of the dam.
 
The hydropower plant will be permitted to resume operations only after it if fully ascertained that the dam is completely safe and the leaks are only minimal.

Mr. Hai has also asked the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology to study and estimate the geological activity and geodynamics of Bac Tra My District.

By Lam Nguyen – Translated by Hai Mien

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