Kon Tum Province to verify quality of hydropower dam

Bui Van Cu, deputy director of the Department of Industry and Trade in the central highland province of Kon Tum, said he would propose to the provincial People’s Committee to bring in qualified experts to verify the dam breach at the Dak Mek 3 Hydropower Plant, which occurred on November 22.

Kon Tum Province will study the quality of the Dak Mek 3 Hydropower Plant dam which burst on November 22 (Photo: SGGP)

The investor of the Dak Mek 3 Hydropower Plant has still not reported the breach to concerned authorities in the province and is even denying such an incident took place.

After learning of the incident from local residents and the media, the provincial People’s Committee has instructed relevant departments to investigate the incident.

An inspectorate led by Mr. Cu has already surveyed the area where the dam breach occurred and has asked the investor to submit documents proving the quality of the dam to the Department of Construction by December 8.

Mr. Cu said that he will send his report on this incident to the provincial People’s Committee on November 28 and has asked for qualified experts to verify the quality of the Dak Mek 3 Hydropower Plant dam.

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By D. Trung – Translated by Hai Mien

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