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Investors keep pouring money into resort properties

VietNamNet Bridge - The resort real estate market has heated up, with many projects up for sale and trillions of dong invested.

Government urged to update environmental monitoring services

VietNamNet Bridge - The operation mode of the environmental monitoring institutions needs an overhaul as the country Is facing serious environmental problems as a result of an unsustainable development model. 

HCMC asks gov't for investment incentives for makers of unburned bricks

VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City People’s Committee has proposed to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Industry & Trade (MOIT) to create a legal framework for the production and use of unburned bricks.

Rolling weirs on Red River may bring fatal dangers: experts

VietNamNet Bridge - While the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) insists on the plan to build 5-7 rolling weirs across the Red River to regulate the river’s water level, experts have warned about dangers that could occur.

SE Asia’s largest mining area suffers from water shortage

VietNamNet Bridge - People in Ha Tinh province, which has South East Asia’s largest iron ore mine, have not see the benefits from mining as promised. Meanwhile, they are experiencing tough days because of the lack of water.

The teacher who raises flies

VietNamNet Bridge - Ruoi linh den as called by Vietnamese, or Hermetia Illucens, are believed to be useful in treating organic waste.

Mercury found in air in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - Environment data from automatic monitoring equipment shows that Hanoi has bad air quality. The machines have sometimes discovered suspended mercury in the air.

More hydropower plants are built in central region despite overabundance

Experts have repeatedly warned about the overabundance of hydropower plants in the central region and Central Highlands which have devastated forests and badly affected people’s lives. However, more hydropower projects are still queuing for licenses.

HCM City: saltwater intrudes into canals in inner city

Monitoring data shows that the saltwater has intruded deep into the inner HCM City since early April. The salinity in Nha Be, Sai Gon rivers and several canals in Binh Chanh and other districts is above last year’s levels.

Hydropower plant makes people’s lives upset

VietNamNet Bridge - The lives of hundreds of thousands of households in the downstream Ba River has been upset since the day the An Khe-Kanak blocked the stream to store water for electricity generation in September 2011.

Scrap imports endanger environment

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has been unintentionally importing pollution because of loopholes in management over scrap imports.

Mekong Delta’s life depends on upstream waters

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists have warned that the serious drought is just the ‘overture’ for a succession of blows that natural calamities and human activities will have on the Mekong Delta.

Legal loopholes allow illegal building in national parks

VietNamNet Bridge - Many illegal buildings in national parks have been discovered even though investors have paid fines.

Waste recycling projects kick off

VietNamNet Bridge - Input material sources and the encouragement by the state both have encouraged more and more businesses to invest in waste recycling projects.

HCM City: data on environmental pollution unreliable

VietNamNet Bridge - The pollution situation in HCM City has no effective warning system that would allow the city authorities to take timely action.

Petrol distributors to contribute to environmental risk prevention fund

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Finance (MOF) plans to ask petroleum traders to pay 0.5 percent of their annual sales to the environmental risk prevention fund.

Is Hanoi more polluted than Beijing?

VietNamNet Bridge - Admitting that the air in Hanoi has been polluted for a long time, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) said the pollution level in Hanoi must not reach levels as high as in Beijing.

Waste treatment plants cause environmental pollution

VietNamNet Bridge - Many waste treatment plants, which are used to prevent pollution, have made the problem worse in some localities.

Local authorities try to resolve hot spots with plant protection residue

VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of ‘hot spots’ with plant protection chemicals have been found but authorities have not been able to solve the problem. 

Lead & zinc waste tank breaks down in Cao Bang causes

VietNamNet Bridge - The waste sludge may not only contains lead, but other heavy metals as well. Scientists have warned the problem would be very serious if the sludge reaches the environment.