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 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City plans to build 27 automatic and 227 semiautomatic observation stations over the next five years to check on water surface, underground water and air pollution.

Pig farm waste kicks up a stink in Ha Nam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ngoc Lu Commune in Binh Luc District, Ha Nam Province is known as the biggest pig raising farm in the northern area, but the work has led to serious environmental pollution in the commune.

Electronic waste piling up in HCM City

Electronic waste levels in HCM City – from old and broken television sets, computers, tablets, and mobile phones – have reached alarming levels because of the huge quantities discarded every day and limited collection and treatment.

Tighter control needed for toxic waste import: Experts

 VietNamNet Bridge – The annual illegal importing of thousands tonnes of toxic waste and raw materials to Viet Nam is causing continuous concerns to management authorities at all levels, experts have warned.

Alarm bell sounded over environmental pollution in rural areas

 VietNamNet Bridge – Environmental pollution in rural areas has worsened due to farmers’ overuse of fertilizers and pesticides and their discharge of untreated wastewater from livestock farms.

Deputy PM cracks down on firms violating pollution laws

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has called for strengthened inspection and severe penalties towards seriously polluting businesses.

Room for Hanoi cemeteries dwindling

 VietNamNet Bridge – A shortage of land for cemeteries in Hanoi is causing pressure on the planning and expanding of cemeteries, officials said.

Quang Nam authorities destroy illegal gold ore

 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities on Saturday destroyed 10 tonnes of gold ore from the Bong Mieu gold mine that were handed over by Tam Lanh Commune residents in the central Quang Nam Province.

Vietnam has nearly 4 million asthma sufferers

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of Vietnamese people suffering from asthma is still on the rise, Central Lung Hospital Director Nguyen Viet Nhung has said.

Illegal coal mining continues in VN coal kingdom

 VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal coal mining in Ha Long City in Quang Ninh Province is continuing to affect the lives of residents and depleting natural resources.

Lack of public input takes its toll on Ha Noi's urban development

 VietNamNet Bridge – Professor Nguyen Xuan Mai, an urban sociology expert, spoke to the Hai quan (Customs) newspaper about the importance of consulting the public on urban management and planning.

Livestock farms pose a threat to environment, public health

 VietNamNet Bridge – The fast development of livestock farms may have produced a lot of food, but they are also causing environmental pollution and health risks in rural areas,

Deputy PM cracks whip at high pollution thermal plant

VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Primer Minister Hoang Trung Hai has called for severe self-criticism from the managers of the Vinh Tan Thermal Plant No 2 and ordered them to ensure there is no more environmental pollution

Hanoi cracks down on sand exploitation

 VietNamNet Bridge – Riparian communes should be asked to stop permitting individuals or firms to set up sand-gathering sites on the banks of the Red River,

Pesticide abuse raises food safety concerns

VietNamNet Bridge – Widespread abuse of pesticides was undermining food safety in the country, participants said at a recent conference on plant protection held in Hanoi.

New waste incinerator model poised to take off in Ha Tinh

 VietNamNet Bridge – Residents of Thanh My Village in Loc Ha District, Ha Tinh Province welcomed new waste burners placed at the gates of their homes.

Firms continue to pollute despite fines and penalties

 VietNamNet Bridge – A number of manufacturing businesses in Vietnam continue to ignore the government’s environmental protection regulations.

Russia to fire up VN's nuclear power prospects

 VietNamNet Bridge – A two-day Forum of Nuclear Industry Suppliers, or ATOMEX Asia, opened on Tuesday, Nov 18, in HCM City.

VN needs young underwater archaeologists

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam should train more young people in underwater archaeology research, said Mark Staniforth from La Trobe University of Australia at the International Symposium on Underwater Archaeology in Viet Nam and Southeast Asia,

Vietnam to expand low-carbon rice farming model

 VietNamNet Bridge – Reducing greenhouse gases in agricultural production is currently a general trend in the world. In Vietnam, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has carried out many programmes