Developer moves ahead with Vietnam's 5-MW Ea K'Tour small hydro project

Dak Lak Province

A 5-MW small hydropower plant is undergoing the final steps before construction begins in China's Chu Yang Sin National Park, despite opposition from some in the Dak Lak Province.

The Ea K'tour hydroelectric project -- approved in 2005 by the provincial People's Committee -- is being contested by the Central Highlands Steering Committee, which fears construction of the plant might pose a threat to wildlife within the park.

The park's director, Tong Ngoc Chung, said the project could disrupt stream flows within the park, drying up as much as a three-kilometer section and damaging habitats for rare and endangered endemic species.

Still, developer Hoang Nguyen Co. Ltd. said opponents are exaggerating the project's impact while overlooking the fact that it will generate revenue for the province.

Chu Yang Sin National Park is already home to two small hydro projects. Included are an 11 MW project that is already in operation, a 200 kW project that is under construction.

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