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Update news air pollution

According to the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), air pollution in large cities is increasing with the harvesting season as straw is left on the field and burnt in the evening.

PM2.5 pollution still problematic across Vietnam

Though the average PM2.5 concentration improved slightly in 2020, all provinces and cities in Vietnam still had much higher levels than the WHO’s recommendation, according to data revealed at a workshop held virtually on Tuesday.

Recalling of outdated vehicles in Vietnam faces obstacles

Regulations on recalling outdated motorbikes took effect on January 1, 2018 under Decision No. 16 of the Prime Minister, but the recalling of outdated vehicles remains a “mission impossible”.


Air quality in northern Vietnam reaches unhealthy levels

Despite the air quality in many central and southern localities showing signs of improvement, several northern provinces saw elevated levels of air pollution on September 3, that could seriously impact human health.


Hanoi authorities advised to work with nearby provinces to control air quality

Hanoi needs to issue more policies and work with nearby provinces to improve its air quality, according to a World Bank official.

Worried about air pollution from burning of straw, ministry issues directive

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked 10 northern provinces and cities to strengthen inspections and strictly handle the burning of rice straw during the rice harvest.

Hazardous waste: an increasingly serious problem in large cities

A report found that Vinh Phuc province discharges over 800 tons of waste every day, of which 180 tons are from urban areas and 700 tons from rural areas.

Vietnam strives to control and forecast changes in air quality by 2025

The nation’s target of forecasting changes in air quality is mentioned in the plan put forward by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Vietnam strictly controls vehicle emissions to improve air quality

The Ministry of Transport has implemented a series of measures to control the emission of pollutants from motor vehicles, Head of the ministry’s Department of Environment, Tran Anh Duong, has said.

Hanoi to relocate polluting factories from downtown in 2021-25

Hanoi has set up a list of 90 industrial establishments that have to be moved out of the inner city.

Poor air quality forecast between March 1-6 in the north

The air quality between March 1 and 6 in north-eastern localities and the Hong (Red) River delta as well as Thanh Hoa Province is forecast to be poor.

Recall of obsolete motorbikes at a standstill

Recalling old substandard motorbikes to ensure traffic safety and reduce air pollution is a necessity, but this cannot be done easily because motorbikes are the livelihood of the poor.

Vietnam enhances air pollution control

Ministries and sectors should work together and take drastic action to carry out Prime Ministerial Directive No 03/CT-TTg on enhancing air pollution control, 

PM wants old motorbikes off the streets

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Transport to work with localities to take old motor vehicles that do not meet circulation standards off the roads.

Saigon man removes trash from dirty city canal every day

Seeing his skin wounds caused by immersion in black water while removing trash from a canal, many people think the 69-year-old man is crazy. But he turns a deaf ear to their comments.

Winter air warning on heavily polluted days

Air quality in the capital city of Hanoi fell to dangerous levels in the first week of the New Year, particularly in inner city areas, according to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Environment Ministry urges local authorities to recall old polluting vehicles

The state needs to set up reasonable policies to join forces with manufacturers to recall old polluting vehicles, experts say.

Environment ministry wants old vehicles in Hanoi, HCM City eliminated

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has written to Hanoi and HCMC asking the two cities to get rid of aging motor vehicles such as motorbikes and three-wheel motorcycles to reduce air pollution,

Hanoians advised to stay indoors as air pollution worsens

Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment has advised residents to stay indoors as air pollution worsened on January 6.

Cities, provinces asked to better control air pollution

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has requested provinces and cities thoroughly handle hotspots of air pollution and exhaust gas emissions.