return icon

Along with air pollution, Hanoi's demand for purifiers on the rise

Many people in Hanoi are buying air purifiers to cope with rising air pollution.



Many people buy air purifiers



After the air quality index in Hanoi and HCM City were revealed, many people have flocked to buy expensive masks to deal with fine dust pollution.

The mask cost from VND55,000 (USD2) to over VND1m each. It is advertised that they can prevent up to 95% of the fine dust.

Besides the masks, many people are also flocking to buy air purifiers for their homes. The air purifiers often cost from VND3m (USD130) to VND20m and come from various brands such as Daikin, Panasonic, Sharp and LifePro.

The purifiers of Coway cost from VND7m to VND14m, Electrolux purifiers cost from VND3.2m to VND10m and Sharp purifiers cost from VND3.6 to VND12m.

Some purifier even has aromatherapy essential oil spray and mosquito killer functions.

Tran Minh Thanh, a salesman at Nguyen Kim Market in Hanoi said, "In recent weeks, I receive queries from 20 customers who have expressed interest in air purifiers. I’ve sold seven to eight purifiers a day on occasion."

Nguyen Thu Hien in Hoan Kiem District said she had just had a baby and became worried after her child coughed and had a runny nose.

She is afraid that her child might have been affected by the air pollution so she started researching about air purifiers.

"I have done my research and went to several supermarkets to check the prices," she said.

Tran Hong Con from the Vietnam University of Science said customers should only buy air purifier if really necessary.

Detailed research must be done to avoid fake and low-quality products. Air conditioners should be cleaned regularly and homes kept clean with trees to maintain fresh air in the house.


PM asks Hanoi, HCMC to fix air pollution

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

Hanoians flock to buy masks as air pollution worsens

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


Vietnam's leather and footwear industry targets US$27 billion in 2023 exports

The leather and footwear industry is striving to reach US$27 billion in export turnover in 2023, an increase of about 10% compared to one year earlier amid shrinking major markets and falling demand.

Discovering artisans' skills in Thanh Ha ancient pottery village

If pottery villages now mainly use molds, artisans in the Thanh Ha ancient pottery village in Hoi An city, Quang Nam, have kept their traditional method of making pottery - hand made and wheel thrown.

Destinations across Vietnam report surges in holiday-maker numbers during Tet

Tourist attractions across Vietnam have lured large numbers of holiday-markers during the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) festival from January 20-26.

EVFTA presents tremendous trade, investment advantages

Commitments outlined in the EVFTA on both trade and investment are expected to contribute to attracting European businesses and investors to expand their activities in Vietnam, further promoting trade and investment cooperation.

10 houses with special architecture in Vietnam

With bold ideas, architects can create houses that are both aesthetic and functional. Here are 10 interesting houses in Vietnam.

89 people killed in traffic accidents during seven-day Tet holiday

A total of 152 traffic accidents occurred nationwide, killing 89 people and injuring 111 others during the 2023 Tet Lunar New Year holiday from January 20-26, reported the Traffic Police Department.

End of Tet holiday marked by high traffic congestion around major cities

In a bid to avoid the congestion, many people opted to return on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.

Water resources planning scheme for 2021-2030 announced

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has announced a water resources planning scheme for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050, which was approved by the Prime Minister in December 2022.

Vietnamese businesses could join global supply chains with sound strategies: experts

A survey conducted by the association showed 63% of Japanese enterprises said they would continue investing in operation expansion in the next 1-2 years, reflecting that investors have great expectations for Vietnam's economic growth.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau welcomes nearly 2,400 international cruise tourists

International cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 with 2,370 tourists docked at SP-PSA port on January 26.


Da Lat faces traffic congestion due to tourist surge


Cashless payments continue to grow in popularity

What is the driving force for economic growth ahead in 2023?

The impressive growth momentum during the past year is expected to be a premise for Vietnam to achieve the growth target of 6.5% in 2023, according to economic experts.

Almost 3,000 tonnes of farm produce exported to China via Lang Son's border gates

Exports of agricultural and fruit products, mainly dragon fruit and mango, reached almost 2,700 tonnes to China through Lạng Sơn Province border gates on January 24, the third day of the Lunar New Year.

Should the personal income tax law be amended before 2026?

While analysts and workers hope the personal income law (PIT) will be amended as soon as possible, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) says it plans to amend the law in 2026.