Deforestation in Vietnam blamed for recent deadly landslides
from Radio Free Asia
The recent landslides in Vietnam that killed hundreds are a direct result of deforestation caused mainly by hydropower development projects, deputies in the country’s national assembly said. During a meeting of the assembly, the deputies presented findings that construction on 25 large-scale hydropower plants in Vietnam’s central highlands region destroyed 68,000 hectares (263 square miles) and displaced 26,000 households.
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