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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has asked the People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces nationwide to roll out urgent solutions to control air pollution and promptly address any “hotspots”.

Periodic emission controls for motorcycles must be included in law: expert

The national strategy to ensure road traffic order and safety for 2021-2030 and a vision to 2045 was recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, with the goal that in 2021-2030, it will implement periodic emission controls for motorcycles.

Strong cold spell expected ahead of New Year holiday

People in northern Vietnam will brace themselves for a very strong cold spell which is currently moving southward and is forecast to strike the region on December 29.

Dry weather worsens air pollution in Hanoi

Air pollution in Hanoi increased in the early days of this month, with the air quality index (AQI) soaring at night and in the early morning.

Hanoi air pollution hits worst level since early winter

The capital is currently enduring the most hazardous level of air pollution since early winter, according to the monitoring application PAMAir.

Prolonged air pollution forecasted for northern Vietnam

The northern region of Vietnam is experiencing quite severe air pollution and the problem would continue in many days to come.

Hanoi sees air pollution exceed red-warning level

The air quality in the capital on December 7 exceeded the red-warning level, reaching purple, meaning that the air quality of the local atmosphere has reached a very unhealthy level for local residents.

Hanoi aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Hanoi will strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent by 2030, according to local authorities.

HCMC striving to reduce air pollution

Like other major urban areas in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is now facing serious effects caused by air pollution, including respiratory health problems, climate change, and unbalanced ecosystems.

Draft of amended law on environmental protection is a step backwards: experts

Experts have expressed their concerns about the draft of an amended law on environmental protection compiled by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE).

Straw burning worsens Hanoi air pollution

Hanoi farmers burning straw in suburban areas after harvesting has continued worsening the air pollution in the capital.

Hanoi's air worsens from September to March: official

Head of Hanoi’s Environment Protection Division under the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment Mai Trong Thai talked about measures to improve air quality in the city.

Southern localities to develop clean air plans by 2025

Several southern cities and provinces have accelerated research into air pollution to develop Clean Air Plans by 2025, 

Saigon covered with dense fog

On the morning of September 14, Saigon was covered with dense fog, which caused residential areas and high-rise buildings to be hidden behind an opaque white layer.

Hanoi working hard to combat air pollution

Deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment Le Tuan Dinh speaks about solving the root cause of environmental pollution in Hanoi in a bid to improve air quality.

VN cities needs strict measures to persuade residents to abandon old polluting motorbikes

Old vehicles are one of the major reasons behind the serious air pollution in urban areas.

People need to protect their health as air quality drops

While air quality in Hanoi’s inner city remained mostly good and average in the last week of August, it did drop in some areas compared to previous weeks.

Air quality improving in northern region

Air quality in the north of the country is improving, according to the Vietnam Environment Administration.

ASEAN works to respond to transboundary haze pollution

The ASEAN Secretariat has hosted an online conference to strengthen efforts, coordination and preparation for tackling transboundary haze pollution, which is predicted to peak in August and September.

Air, noise pollution increases in southern urban areas

Affected by production and transport activities in localities, the LAeq (equivalent continuous sound level) in the southern region in the first six months of the year exceeded the permitted level by 56.7-68.5 percent.