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Update news environmental pollution

 Vietnam’s oldest woman receives Asian record certificate; Police bust transnational drug ring in HCM City; Vietnam facilitates foreign investment in minority communities; Vietnam loses 5.5% of GDP to environmental pollution

Climate change affects children

 VietNamNet Bridge – Migrant and homeless children, children living in informal housing and children engaged in labour were more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Da Nang.

Pollution reaches alarming levels

VietNamNet Bridge –Viet Nam hopes to control environmental pollution at the source, deputy director general of the Viet Nam Environment Administration, Tran The Loan, told the Thoi bao Kinh te Newspaper

Pesticide cleanup halted after residents spot water leak

VietNamNet Bridge – The Natural Resources and Environment Department of central Thanh Hoa Province temporarily suspended Nicotex Thanh Thai Company from treating 709 tonnes of pesticide-contaminated soil in Cam Thuy District's Cam Van Commune

Remove stinking chicken farm: residents

 VietNamNet Bridge – Environment pollution caused by a chicken farm in Thu Thua District of the southern province of Long An, has affected the health and lives of numerous households for many years.

Ha Noi suffers from poor waste collection

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi residents in many districts have complained about environmental pollution caused by rubbish collection and transport, during recent meetings with National Assembly deputies.

Hanoi: Garbage workers warn against using compactors

 VietNamNet Bridge – Garbage operators have told Ha Noi authorities that the capital could disappear under a sea of garbage if they are forced to use garbage compactors to collect it.

Most areas fail to inspect food safety

VietNamNet Bridge – Officials raised the alarm over violations in the management of food safety, including the producing and processing of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products.  

HCM City gets behind business tech innovations

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City is taking steps to support enterprises to implement technological innovations, according to director of the city's Sciences and Technology Department, Phan Minh Tan.

Pollution originates in legal loopholes

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is the unreasonable legal framework which has made the environment pollution in industrial zones (IZ) and export processing zones more serious.

Toxic waste flows through Binh Yen

VietNamNet Bridge – Tonnes of untreated waste in Nam Thanh Commune's Binh Yen Village have been discharged into fields and canals, polluting the environment and causing headaches for authorities in northern Nam Dinh Province.

Director of Thanh Hoa Department of Natural Resources faces dismissal

Blaming the Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s loose management for the burying of a thousand tons of toxic chemicals of a pesticide firm, constituents have asked the provincial government to dismiss the department’s chief.

Electronic firms to manage e-waste

 VietNamNet Bridge – Within the next two years, all producers of electronic products in Vietnam will be required to take responsibility for the environmentally friendly disposal of their products.

Poor quality A83 petrol to be axed by end of the year

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the nod to the Ministry of Industry and Trade's proposal to stop the production and sale of petrol A83 as of January 1 next year.

Lawmakers say crime is still "complicated"

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has kept crime largely under control, but the situation remains complicated, according to the Government report released at the National Assembly Standing Committee's 21st session yesterday.

Generous ‘madman' cracks pollution puzzle

VietNamNet Bridge – Local residents in Duc Phong Commune, Mo Duc District, in the central province of Quang Ngai, have managed to avoid polluting their local environment since 2010, thanks to a waste treatment plant

WTO membership fails to stimulate economic growth

VietNamNet Bridge – Economic growth has been lower than expected since Viet Nam joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2006.

Pollution reduction program to get over VND 5.8 trillion fund

 VietNamNet Bridge – The national target program on pollution mitigation and environmental improvement will get over VND 5.8 trillion (US$281 million),

NA Standing Committee opens 13th meeting

 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Assembly’s Standing Committee opened its 13th meeting in Hanoi on Dec. 11.

HCM City performs well in tricky year

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City encountered more challenges this year than the previous year because of economic uncertainty locally and worldwide, a report from the HCM City People's Committee stated.