Hình ảnh các thảm hoạ do biến đổi khí hậu trên thế giới
Let’s protect the safety and livelihood of 14 million people living in the Central Highlands and Dong Nai river basin of Vietnam
The Viet Ecology Foundation has launched an online petition for concerned world citizens to join Professor Nguyen Hue Chi, the co-founder of the Bauxite Vietnam website and several thousands of Vietnamese citizens, scholars, scientists, and environmentalists to call for the Government of Vietnam to stop the mining projects in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
The Central Highlands of Vietnam is known to have 5.4 billion tons of bauxite reserve base or the world’s third largest; if the extraction project is not stopped, its total caustic mud generated would reach 90 million cubic meters. This caustic mud would be stored in reservoirs at an altitude hundreds of meters above sea level, subjected to 2.5 meter annual rain fall, flash floods and over 14 million basin residents.
Vietnamese scholars and scientists believe the $15.6 Billion Mining Project in Central Highlands of Vietnam is economically, technically and environmentally unsound; it does not include all social and long term environmental costs and does not address the transportation system. In addition, the World Intangible Cultural Heritage Gong Culture of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the traditional and sustainable agriculture of the Dong Nai river basin people would be gravely endangered by this project.
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We the undersigned wholeheartedly support the Chinese scientists and scholars’ petition and wish to join them in putting forward this petition again for the Chinese people overseas, the concerned Southeast Asian people living downstream of the Yunnan seismic faults and giant dams, the concerned world citizens on behalf of the millions people and their descendants - that the Chinese should set up a joint investigation team, which would include experts and scholars who have done long-term research in this field of study, to carry out the following tasks as soon as possible: