Update news air quality
Severe air pollution in the capital city is forecast to linger until at least this weekend, leaving much of the city clouded in smog.
As many as 5,000 old vehicles will be put through emission tests by the end of next year as part of a campaign to improve air quality in the capital city.
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.
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.
The northern region of Vietnam is experiencing quite severe air pollution and the problem would continue in many days to come.
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.
Air quality of northern provinces in April improved compared to the same period last year, according to the latest assessment by Vietnam Environment Administration.
Vietnam may order schools to shut down on days when the air quality is poor, according to the draft law revising the 2014 Law on Environment Protection.
The air quality of major Vietnamese cities in May was better than in previous months, with a significant improvement in the capital of Hanoi, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The air quality of many urban areas across Vietnam remained good in the first half of May.
Air quality in Ho Chi Minh City is predicted to worsen as local construction projects and factories resume operations.
Investment in automatic air monitoring systems should be a high priority, Hoang Duong Tung, chair of the Vietnam Clean Air Network, has said.