Bo Ca River

Rivers die as policymakers dawdle

Date of Release: 
Dec 16 2015

The water supply plant No 1 in Son La City, in charge of providing clean water to 60 percent of the city’s dwellers, halted the water supply six times since 2012. This was because the Bo Ca River, which provides input water to the plant, was seriously polluted.

Bo Ca has become polluted because of people’s activities of preliminarily processing coffee on the upper course.

There are 11,700 hectares of coffee growing in the province. Son La’s people have been growing coffee for the past few years. They are happy with the cultivation because coffee has helped to improve their lives.

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