environmental pollution

Update news environmental pollution

Over 70,000 tonnes of waste has been accumulated in the southern island of Con Dao while local authorities are seeking measures to deal with the rising amount of rubbish at overloaded dumping sites in the area.

330 species threatened by environmental pollution

Vietnam has 1,020 threatened species, 335 of which face threats by environmental pollution, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Phasing out single-use plastic bags

Pollution has been mounting in Vietnam with the growing use of nylon bags and plastic products, which must be replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives while improving consumer awareness.

First report on maritime environment, national islands completed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has completed a report on maritime environment and national islands in the 2016-20 period, Director General of the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands Ta Dinh Thi said on August 13.

Central beach clean-up campaign launched

National footballer Phan Van Duc will join local communities and young people in a beach clean-up campaign in Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue provinces from July to September.

HCM City unveils ambitious environmental plans

The HCM City People's Committee has approved a programme to reduce environmental pollution over the next decade to improve the city's environment and enable it to adapt to climate change.

Environment ministry to step up inspections of industrial sites

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced plans to strengthen inspections of industrial production models with risks of environmental pollution and strictly handle violations in 2021.

Environment minister talks about achievements, plans for coming years

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha talks about the achievements of the sector in the 2016-20 period and plans for the coming years.

HCM City determined to relocate polluting facilities from residential areas

HCM City authorities vowed to speed up the relocation process to move various processing facilities out of residential areas to deal with local pollution problems.

Hanoi air pollution hits worst level since early winter

The capital is currently enduring the most hazardous level of air pollution since early winter, according to the monitoring application PAMAir.

Can Tho unveils low-carbon transformation project in energy sector

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on April 21 launched a project on promoting low-carbon transformation in the energy sector for the 2020-2030 period and with a vision to 2050.

Environmental pollution and urban traffic under discussion

The 15th Hanoi’s People’s Council kicked off its 11th session yesterday, during which the impacts of environmental pollution and urban traffic on local people and measures needed to solve the issues were top of the agenda.

Passion fruit processing pollutes environment in Dak Nong Province

Residents from Quang Tan Commune in Central Highlands Province of Dak Nong claimed their lives are being affected by a passion fruit processing facility in the region.

Vietnam shows persistent, consistent efforts to maintain peace, stability at sea

Vietnam has long been persistent and consistent in safeguarding its national sovereignty in the East Sea through peaceful measures on the basis of international law.

Action plan for marine debris reduction to be built

The Government has assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands to design a national action plan on reducing marine debris towards 2030.

HCM City wants to cooperate with European businesses in smart city

Ho Chi Minh City is keen to cooperate with European businesses in building a smart city, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has said.

Interactive art exhibit about pollution, traffic opens next week

Visual artist Uu Dam, known as UuDam, will be displaying his art in an interactive installation at Galerie Quynh in HCM City beginning on April 19.

Environmental pollution from industrial complex threatens residents

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of residents in Nguyen Khe Commune of Hanoi’s Dong Anh District are living in ’fear’ due to serious environmental pollution caused by Nguyen Khe industrial complex, 

Phu Quoc waste treatment project to be revoked

 VietNamNet Bridge – Residents in Kien Giang Province have asked Phu Quoc Economic Zone Management Board to take away the licence of a waste treatment centre that is causing headaches for them.

Ca Mau environmental pollution rises to alarming levels

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despites efforts by authorities, pollution at industrial parks and clusters in the Mekong province of Ca Mau has risen to alarming levels, affecting the lives of local residents.