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The coal-fired power plants in the region are believed to be a main contributor to the increased pollution in HCM City.

Hanoi is not the world’s most polluted city: AirVisual

A separate annual world ranking elaborated by IQAir (owner of AirVisual) in partnership with Greenpeace in March showed that Hanoi was not in the world’s top 200 most polluted cities last year.

PM asks Hanoi, HCMC to fix air pollution

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the governments of Hanoi and HCMC to promptly adopt effective solutions to address the worsening air pollution, the local media reported.


Hanoians flock to buy masks as air pollution worsens

People in Hanoi are buying expensive masks to protect themselves from serious air pollution.


Heavy rain serves to ease air pollution in Hanoi

A deluge of rain which hit Hanoi on the morning of October 3 caused disorder for residents whilst also reducing the amount of air pollution in the capital’s atmosphere.

Hanoi moving to address air pollution: authorities

Hanoi is promptly taking actions to improve air quality which has been assessed as very low for the past two weeks, according to municipal authorities.


Air pollution in Hanoi exceeds red-warning level

Air pollution in Hanoi has risen to serious levels over the past two days.


Why is air quality in Vietnam's big cities getting worse?

The air quality in large urban areas, especially Hanoi, has been rated poor or even dangerous recently.

Manual weather monitoring delays information exchange

Cao Trung Son, director of the Centre for Natural Resources and Environment Monitoring (under the HCM Department of Natural Resources and Environment), on Tuesday spoke at a press conference about air pollution in the city. 

Pollution caused by coal dust threat Hai Duong's people

Coal and cement dust are upsetting locals in Kinh Mon of the northern province of Hai Duong, the land with romantic rivers and mountains.

Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians

The number of Indonesians suffering respiratory problems or ISPA caused by smoke from forest and peatland fires blanketing parts of Borneo and Sumatra in the past few months has reached over 919,000.

Low visibility hampers commuters as fog hits HCM City

A thick layer of fog has blanketed Ho Chi Minh City in recent days, creating low-visibility conditions and leaving residents concerned about worsening air quality.

Vehicles large contributors to Hanoi’s air pollution

Transportation, construction and cooking at home are among factors causing pollution both indoors and outdoors in Hanoi.

Vietnam lacks data for research to fight air pollution

There are three ‘pillars’ for air quality management, including data from emission sources, air monitoring data, and assessments about the human impact. Vietnam lacks data about all three.

Saigonese upset about bad odors from domestic waste collection stations

HCM City residents in many areas are complaining about the stench allegedly coming from waste treatment plants and waste collection stations.

Air pollution more serious in Vietnam

An exhibition on air pollution titled “Feel The Air” unfolded in Saigon recently. 

Air quality forecasts are limited due to lack of monitoring stations

Though air pollution has worsened in Hanoi and HCM City, air quality forecasts are insufficient because of a lack of monitoring stations.

Photo exhibitions on air pollution tour universities in HCM City

Thirty-four photos chosen in the photography contest "Portray Air, Expose Pollution" are being displayed at universities throughout HCM City until June 14 to improve awareness about air pollution in the country’s large cities.


Let every breath count: UNICEF Vietnam

UNICEF Representative in Vietnam Rana Flowers highlights the importance of raising awareness of the harm air pollution can do to children. Việt Nam News reporter Nguyen Khanh Chi finds out more.

Vietnam ignores air pollution: experts

Vietnam lacks comprehensive studies on air pollution and its impacts on health, life and the economy, experts said at a conference in HCM City on Friday (April 19).