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Hanoi tops the world’s most air polluted cities

Hanoi’s air quality has remained at “very unhealthy” levels since Thursday, placing the capital at the top of the world’s most air polluted cities list.

Hanoi to build 70 more air monitoring stations this year

Hanoi will complete a system of 81 air quality monitoring stations by the end of this year, said Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Trong Dong on February 5.

VN advised to seek private sector resources for pollution prevention

The government needs to seek help from the private sector to deal with the pollution problem, experts have urged.

Air pollution may lead to 5% GDP decrease for Vietnam: foreign investors

Vietnam has been warned that serious air pollution will affect economic growth in the long term, and lead to foreign investment decline.

HCM City continues battling air pollution

HCM City has faced severe air pollution over the past week with a high index of PM2.5.

HCMC sees decline in air quality

The quality of air in HCMC is worsening due to emissions from the rising number of vehicles on the roads as the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, approaches, Thanh Nien newspaper reported.


Economic tools necessary to address air pollution: experts

Vietnam does not have enough capable air quality tracking systems to protect people from air pollution, an expert has said.

HCMC to take steps to cope with air pollution

As air pollution has engulfed HCMC, the municipal Department of Transport is set to adopt multiple energy-efficient solutions in early 2020, including the launch of bike rental services, to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

Hanoi authorities attempt to address air pollution

Hanoi People's Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung signed Directive 19 on December 25 asking related agencies to quickly deal with air pollution and let pupils stay home on bad air days. 


Hanoi resumes use of water trucks to wash away dust

Hanoi mayor Nguyen Duc Chung has asked local bodies to bring back water trucks to wash the streets with a view to reducing air pollution nearly three years after their suspension, VnExpress reported.


Coal-fired power blamed for poor air quality: experts

Experts have accused coal-fired power plants of causing air pollution in Hanoi, noting that they are emitting fine dust during operations. But operators of such plants have rejected the claim, according to local media.

Vietnam looks for solutions for air pollution

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been assigned to look for solutions for environmental problem especially air pollution.


Hanoi government alone unable to tackle pollution: Mayor

The Hanoi government has taken many measures to deal with air pollution a long time ago.

Vietnam seeks to reduce air pollution

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has written to the Government Office and the relevant ministries and agencies, inviting them to a meeting to seek solutions to the air pollution in large cities, especially Hanoi and HCMC.


Are Vietnamese 'tolerating' pollution better than other countries?

That is a question posed by experts in the context of the high air pollution concentration in Vietnam.

Air quality worsens as thick haze descends on Hanoi

Residents in the capital city are showing their mounting concern about the poor quality of air that has hit the capital over the past few days.

Hanoi residents advised to limit outdoor activities amid severe air pollution

As air pollution in the capital city of Hanoi has reached alarming levels over the past week, the Ministry of Health has issued scores of recommendations for residents to alleviate the effects of poor air quality on their health.

Central HCM City exceeds PM2.5 emissions limits

Transportation activities make up 99 percent of the total CO emissions of HCM City.

Creating a decade of sustainable environment

In the 2021-2030 period, Vietnam aims to prevent pollution and environmental degradation, and gradually improve environmental quality.

Air quality in the north continues to worsen

Air pollution continued to engulf Hanoi and some northern provinces on Friday morning, according to reports of independent air quality trackers.