Published: 2017-08-18

Assessing the negative impacts of An Khe - Kanak hydropower in Gialai province

Hung T. Q. Nguyen, Tuan Q. Le, Danh C. Doan, & Ky M. Nguyen
Electronic version: 18 Aug 2017 | DOI: hcmuaf.jvn.2017.001
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Abstract

Assessing the impact of hydropower on environment, economy and society on Ba River basin was conducted at An Khe and Kbang districts in Gialai province. The objective of the study is to assess the impacts of An Khe - Kanak hydropower on the environment, economy and society, then propose management solutions towards sustainable development. The theme was conducted by the investigation, survey and assessment of the impact of hydropower on the environment, economy and society on the life of people in An Cuu community, An Khe town and Dong Khe community, Kbang district. The research results showed that An Khe - Kanak hydropower plant caused the negative effects on environment. The affected people lost productive land and the forest land areas have been destroyed for hydropower. Specifically, agricultural and forestry land area lost due to hydroelectric projects An Khe - Kanak with a total area of 3,058 ha. Ba River water flowrate is actually less than 4 m3/s in compared to standard and lead to environmental pollution. From the lack of water for domestic, agricultural production with environmental pollution are serious, leading to consequences that the life of people was difficult in affected regions. Based on the findings, some solutions were proposed to improve the management towards sustainable development on Ba River basin.