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VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts have advised wooden furniture manufacturers to focus on developing certified woodwork with clear origin and to diversify import sources.

Environment risks prompt authorities to reject textile & dyeing projects

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has lured big investments into the textile & garment industry, but the projects are unwelcome in localities for fear for pollution.

Vietnam plastic waste among highest in world

Two years ago, Emily Strady, a French researcher, visited Vietnam to conduct research on metal pollution in the river network. 

The ‘billionaires’ waste recycling village is seriously polluted

VietNamNet Bridge - Scrap piles up right at the entrance gate to the village, and covers all canals, alleys and heaps up at houses. Schools are ‘attacked’ by waste and thick black smoke. 

Enterprises find it difficult to observe laws on environmental protection

VietNamNet Bridge - Enterprises understand that fulfilling environmental protection tasks will improve competitiveness, enter international markets and ensure sustainable development. However, there are many obstacles.

How does waste and scrap enter Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - Most of the scrap stuck at ports is imported by Vietnamese companies for re-export to China. However, if the re-exports fail, importers will refuse to receive the scrap.

Vietnam commits to take action to control plastic waste in the sea

VietNamNet Bridge - Plastic waste accounts for 50-80 percent of ocean waste, and more than 80 percent of plastics waste originates from the mainland, while the rest is discharged directly in the sea.

Vietnam building roadmap on greenhouse gas emissions mitigation

The draft decree stipulating the schedule and modalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been opened for public opinion by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE).

Vietnam to set emission reduction targets for industry

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) plans to submit to the PM a draft decree on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). 

Vietnam urged to control ocean plastic waste

A survey found that plastic waste, including domestic land litter and marine waste, is polluting the marine environment.   

Who should take responsibility for forest devastation in Central Highlands?

VietNamNet Bridge - Illegal loggers in the Central Highlands will go to trial soon, but there is still no information about the responsibilities of local authorities, agencies and forest owners.

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. 

Environmental protection tax opposed by some economists

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has proposed raising the environmental protection tax to offset the decrease in tax collection caused by tariff cuts under foreign trade agreements (FTAs).

HCMC to raise environmental protection fee against strong opposition

The HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment plans to raise the environmental protection fee on industrial waste, but some experts disagree about the plan.  

The mahout in Gia Lao Province who protects the sole surviving elephant

VietNamNet Bridge - In Gia Lai province  Ksor Cham, a 76 year old mahout, in Plei Pa Kdanh village, Chu Mo commune of Ia Pa district takes care of one surviving elephant in his area. 

Development in coastal areas causing marine pollution

Vietnam has 28 out of 63 coastal cities/provinces, where 43.51 million people reside, and the population density is 1.9 times higher than the average density of the country. 

Will geomagnetic storms hit Vietnam in 2018?

Geomagnetic storms this year will not be strong in intensity and thus not likely to affect people’s health.

Ensuring energy and water security: a challenge for Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam needs to increase power generation capacity by building power plants, including thermopower, but such facilities could affect the quality of water resources.

Students find polluted places with smartphones

VietNamNet Bridge - Using cloud computing technology and Internet of Things, a group of students from Vietnamese-German University have created an environmental monitoring system which finds polluted areas.

Rural VN thirsty for clean water

The ineffectiveness of public water supply facilities, climate change, damage from typhoons and floods, and the lack of professionalism of local authorities have all caused shortages of clean water.