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The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) have raised the ceiling fuel prices for the March 1 review. This is the third consecutive price increase in the Year of the Tiger.

Vietnamese Govt considers fee for domestic waste treatment by volume

If the draft law is approved, people will pay a waste collection and treatment fee based on the amount of waste they produce.


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.

Environmental law amendment: EIA not a must for all projects

The draft of the amended environmental protection law clearly describes the types of projects subject to EIA (environment impact assessment) based on project scale, characteristics and impact on the environment.

Draft environmental protection law puts forward administrative procedure reforms

One of the important changes in the draft of the amended law on environmental protection relates to environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Law on wildlife crimes takes effect, but enforcement still weak

On January 1, 2018, the 2017 amended Criminal Code with stricter provisions and heavier sanctions on wildlife crime took effect. 

Businesses complain about regulation on scrap imports

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) are still asking enterprises to pay deposit for scrap imports 15 days in advance, ignoring businesses’ complaints about the requirement.

Unprotected by local authorities, people take over polluting factories

Laying siege to polluting factories to prevent the factories from continuing discharging untreated waste into the environment is the choice that many people make because they cannot rely on the local authorities.