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Immediate measures and long-term plans should be implemented quickly to help provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta cope with drought and saline intrusion, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh has said.

Solutions proposed to protect Cu Lao Cham amid rising tourist influx

Cu Lao Cham Island in the central city of Quang Nam has become overcrowded with tourists, further threatening its natural resources.


Vietnam struggles in fight against plastic waste

Vietnam is among the countries discharging the most plastic waste worldwide, while its recycling rate is low and its policies have failed to cope with the increase in plastic waste, according to a released report by Ipsos Business Consulting.


Da Nang plans to separate recyclable waste

Da Nang will spend an estimated VND8.54 trillion on investment projects to classify and recycle solid household waste, according to a plan issued by the municipal government.


Mercury levels after Rang Dong fire deemed safe

The level of mercury found in various samples collected in the vicinity of a destroyed light bulb factory in a densely-populated area of Hanoi has been deemed safe to human health, VN Environment Administration said yesterday.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste calls for concerted global effort

A co-ordinated and sustained global effort “is needed to reinforce the circular economy through action-based projects”, an international forum heard in Bangkok.

Hanoi warned of severe air pollution

Hanoi experienced serious air pollution over the last few days.


Vietnam to have 2,000MW of rooftop solar power capacity in 2020

The country's total rooftop solar power capacity is expected to reach around 2,000 MW by the end of 2020, according to Viet Nam Electricity (EVN).

Nghe An company fined $25,600 for pollution

Le Hong Vinh, Vice Chairman of Nghe An Provincial People's Committee, issued a decision on Monday to fine Nghe An Urban Construction and Environment Joint Stock Company VND594 million (US$25,600) for pollution.

Time for businesses to develop eco-friendly products

Director of the Environmental Technology Centre under the Institute of Environmental Technology Phung Chi Sy speaks to Hải quan (Customs) newspaper about measures to help business tap opportunities to develop eco-friendly products.

Con Dao stops shipping waste to mainland

Authorities in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province have agreed to burn domestic waste of Con Dao District instead of shipping it from the island to a landfill on the mainland.

Nearly $61 million to improve Da Nang water environment

Da Nang authorities have decided to approve a project on building works to improve water environment in the east of Son Tra district at a total cost of over VND1.4 trillion ($60.8 million) between now and 2020.


Dak Lak authorities vow to find cause of land collapse near aluminum factory

Authorities have pledged to find the causes of a land collapse close to the red mud reservoir of Nhan Co Alumina Factory in Dak R’lap District of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

Rescue centre built in Cu Lao Cham to help fallen baby swallows

A rescue centre has been set up for the first time in Mui Dua Cave on Cu Lao Cham Island in an attempt to rescue thousands of baby swallows which fall from their nests each year.

Vietnam needs more active prevention of natural disasters instead of passive response

Tran Quang Hoai, general director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control and deputy head of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention

Another fish death hits Hanoi’s largest lake

Fish have continued to be found dead at West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi, over recent days.

Bringing back To Lich River from the dead requires a comprehensive solution

Authorities in Hanoi are considering a proposal to recover To Lich River, which was once one of the capital city’s most beautiful rivers but has been ruined by serious pollution and the discharge of thousands of cubic metres of untreated wastewater.

Hanoi starts banning single-use plastic products

Hanoi People's Committee have announced that it will start cutting down the use of disposable plastic products at meetings and conferences starting from September 1.


Scientists mull how to fight bacterial leaf blight of rice at global conference

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta should use technology to create rice varieties resistant to bacterial leaf blight, speakers told an international conference that ended on Tuesday in Can Tho.

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.