Samsung targeted by NGOs for proposal to build coal power station in Vietnam

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Famous for innovation in consumer electronics and a progressive approach to sustainability, Samsung has been called out by NGOs for links to the construction of the controversial Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power plant in Vietnam.

Civic society campaign protests against Samsung's proposed construction of the Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power station in Vietnam.
Civic society campaign protests against Samsung’s proposed construction of the Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power station in Vietnam. Image: Market Forces

By Robin Hicks

Aug. 12, 2020News that electronics giant Samsung’s construction arm could be building a controversial coal-fired power station in Vietnam has surprised environmentalists, and prompted a campaign that highlights the environmental and social impact of the project.News emerged on Monday (10 August) that Samsung Construction & Trading (C&T) is considering participation in the 1,200 megawatt Vung Ang 2 coal project in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province.

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