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Severe air pollution in Hanoi to last until at least this weekend

Severe air pollution in the capital city is forecast to linger until at least this weekend, leaving much of the city clouded in smog.

Hanoi engulfed in drizzle and fog

On Wednesday morning, Hanoi was engulfed in drizzle and fog. The air quality index registered at a bad level.

Hanoi to put 5,000 old vehicles through emissions test by 2022

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Hanoi mulls over solutions to improve air quality

The People’s Committee of Hanoi has rolled out various measures to improve air quality amidst the alarming pollution level in the city in recent days.

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'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.

Air quality improving in northern region

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

Air quality improved in Vietnam's northern provinces

Air quality of northern provinces in April improved compared to the same period last year, according to the latest assessment by Vietnam Environment Administration. 

Schools could be forced to close on ‘bad air’ days

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.

Hanoi and major cities see better air quality in May

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.

Air quality in most urban areas good in first half of May

The air quality of many urban areas across Vietnam remained good in the first half of May.

HCM City air pollution returns as businesses resume

Air quality in Ho Chi Minh City is predicted to worsen as local construction projects and factories resume operations.

Vietnam to develop modern air monitoring network

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is moving ahead with a project on building 19 automatic air environment monitoring stations in 17 cities and provinces and 20 stations specializing in measuring PM2.5 dust.

Vietnam needs long-term strategy on air pollution

Agencies have defined short-term solutions to partially settle air pollution, but Vietnam needs national long-term strategies, experts say.

Hanoi air pollution remains bad

Air pollution in Hanoi is still bad despite social distancing regulations.

VN environment directorate general wants modern air monitoring systems

Investment in automatic air monitoring systems should be a high priority, Hoang Duong Tung, chair of the Vietnam Clean Air Network, has said.