Sea water in Nghe An meets national standards All tests of sea water in the central province of Nghe An conducted since late April showed the water meets the national standards on sea water quality, the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment said on June 8. A total of 41 sea water samples were taken for testing from Quynh Phuong beach in Hoang Mai town, Quynh Nghia beach in Quynh Luu district, Dien Thanh beach in Dien Chau district, and Cua Lo and Cua Hoi beaches in Cua Lo town. The department said the water is safe for bathing and aquaculture. In order to protect the environment at local beaches and tourism sites, all relevant bodies and coastal districts have built plans to reduce activities that cause pollution. Communication work has been promoted to raise public awareness of environmental protection in coastal areas. Supervision and monitoring work has been strengthened to reduce the risks. The province has also encouraged the involvement of local residents in protecting the coastal environment. Cốc San power plant opens The new Cốc San power plant in this northern province, a run-of-river hydropower facility supplying almost 30MW of power to regional off taker Northern Power Corporation, opened yesterday. The US$50m plant is backed by Vietnamese and foreign private investment and InfraCo Asia, a company funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Australia, to help provide infrastructure financing. InfraCo Asia is a company under the umbrella of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)….