Earthquakes trigger call for detailed research, dams suspect

VNE – By Phan Anh   May 12, 2022 | 10:31 am GMT+7

Earthquakes trigger call for detailed research, dams suspect

A map shows the location of an earthquake epicenter in Kon Tum Province (red star), April 18, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Institute of GeophysicsRecent earthquakes in the Central Highlands are a cause for concern, says the Institute of Geophysics, calling for extensive studies and research to ascertain causes and draw up response plans.

In a report released Wednesday, it said that the earthquakes that occurred from March 2021 to April 2022, with magnitudes of 1.6 to 4.5 on the Richter scale in Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province and other nearby areas were not “severe” but there was a need to evaluate risks and dangers.

“To ascertain the causes of the earthquakes and to have a foundation for predicting seismic trends and earthquakes’ intensity in the future so that the risk of damage to residential structures and hydropower plants can be evaluated, there needs to be surveys and research on Kon Tum and neighboring areas’ geological characteristics,” the Voice of Vietnam cited the report as saying.

Tiếp tục đọc “Earthquakes trigger call for detailed research, dams suspect”

Project to restore Central Highlands forests gets nod

Update: March, 27/2019 – 10:46 VNN


More than VNĐ28.5 trillion (US$1.23 billion) has been earmarked for a project to protect, restore and sustainably develop forests in the Central Highlands until 2030. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — More than VNĐ28.5 trillion (US$1.23 billion) has been earmarked for a project to protect, restore and sustainably develop forests in the Central Highlands until 2030.

The project, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc last week, aims to cut forest losses and restore the coverage rate to 49.2 per cent, or 2.72 million hectares. Tiếp tục đọc “Project to restore Central Highlands forests gets nod”

Deforestation haunts Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/23/2017 18:00 GMT + 7

Severe deforestation in Quang Son Commune, Dak G’Long District, located in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong


Countless hectares of forest in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are being destroyed as the result of industrial and agricultural activities conducted by local businesses and residents at such a rate that authorities are unable to prevent the situation.

Businesses, residents, and even immigrants in the Central Highlands region are exploiting the local forests for its natural resources.

Meanwhile competent authorities have been unable to manage the excessive exploitation, with some even caught abetting the harmful activities. Tiếp tục đọc “Deforestation haunts Vietnam’s Central Highlands”

Gongs – Echoes of Central Highlands forests & mountains

Last update 16:08 | 12/06/2017

Generations of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands have used gongs to convey their innermost sentiments and communicate with their deities.

The Central Highlands gong culture spreads across 5 provinces – Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong. The musical instrument has been practiced by Ba Na, E De, Co Tu, M’Nong and Gia Rai ethnic groups. Tiếp tục đọc “Gongs – Echoes of Central Highlands forests & mountains”

The wooden statues of the Central Highlands

Last update 14:46 | 08/06/2017

The Central Highlands of Vietnam is not only renowned for its culture of gongs and epics that the inhabitants tell by the fireside, but also for its wooden statues that are rustic and simple.

Statuettes of wood installed in a garden of statues in the tourist village of Ko Tam, Town of Buon Ma Thuot. Tiếp tục đọc “The wooden statues of the Central Highlands”

Preserving statue sculpting in Central Highlands

Last update 19:39 | 07/05/2017

Being well-known as a grave statue–carving artisan and wooden statue–maker, artisan A Doan in Dac Ha Commune, Tu Mo Rong District in the Central Highlands Province of Kon Tum, has greatly contributed to preserving this unique art, promoting the culture of the Central Highlands.

Preserving statue sculpting in Central Highlands, entertainment events, entertainment news, entertainment activities, what’s on, Vietnam culture, Vietnam tradition, vn news, Vietnam beauty, news Vietnam, Vietnam news, Vietnam net news, vietnamnet news, vi

Artisan A Doan and his set of wooden statues reproducing the activities of a family

Keeping values

Artisan A Doan worries about the future of many aspects of the culture of ethnic minority groups including Bana, Giarai, Ede and Mnong. He said, “I’m always afraid of the disappearance of the cultural beauties of the Central Highlands people”. Tiếp tục đọc “Preserving statue sculpting in Central Highlands”