pollution in Vietnam

Update news pollution in Vietnam

Vietnam’s environment ministry on Wednesday confirmed that Formosa Ha Tinh had finally met national standards on sewage, three years after causing the country's biggest environmental crisis ever.

Broken wastewater tank affects Dak Nong farmers

Wastewater from a granite and basalt stone processing plant in Dak Nong Province has affected many households in Dak R’Lap District in recent days.

Japan supports Vietnam to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved a joint project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to create a roadmap on greenhouse gas emission reduction in Vietnam.


Fall armyworm attacks Vietnam’s agriculture

The fall armyworm has hit Vietnam and caused serious damage to maize crops in recent months, after leading to the loss of billions of dollars in sub-Saharan countries and Asian countries.

Nghe An to spend more than $800,000 on elephant conservation

The central province of Nghe An will spend VND19 billion (US$818,000) on elephant conservation by 2025, a conference heard on Monday.

Hoan Kiem Lake erosion poses safety risks

Many parts of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake's banks have eroded without repair, ruining the landscape and threatening visitors' safety.

Bison bull found dead at Dong Nai natural reserve

A gaur was found dead on July 23 at the Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve in Ma Da commune, Vinh Cuu district in the southern province of Dong Nai.


Vietnam's Mekong Delta faces water shortage and salinization

Authorities in the Mekong Delta region are calling for water-saving as the water level in the Mekong River is record low.


Green-tech urged for Da Nang’s dump

A garbage crisis in the central city of Da Nang has eased in recent days, but people living near Khanh Son Dump are still concerned about the city's plan to move the dump.

Ly Son house built from plastic bottles

A Ly Son Island man is building a house from 6,000 plastic bottles.

Anti-erosion infrastructure must be upgraded before rainy season: deputy minister

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep has urged localities nationwide to step up the construction and repair of structures designed to prevent erosion along river banks and coastal areas before the rainy season

Lam Dong police discover pine forest destruction

Police in the southern province of Lam Dong have caught a group of people who cut pine trees in Lam Ha District.

Landfill regulations found wanting

Associate Professor Dr Phung Chi Sy, Director of the Environmental Technology Centre (ENTEC), speaks to the newspaper Nhân Dân (People) on the need to have good criteria for sanitation in all Vietnamese landfills.

HCM City builds new climate-change response plan

Improved linkages with international organisations are needed to hasten the progress of HCM City's climate-adaptation action programmes, experts said at a workshop held in HCM City on Tuesday, July 16.

Endangered baby turtles released to the sea

Baby turtles (Cheloniidae) hatched from eggs that had been moved to a beach in the Cham Islands' Marine Protected Area (MPA) were released into the ocean last weekend by the MPA's management board.

Ha Long Bay overloaded with rubbish

Ha Long Bay managers are trying to deal with the huge amount of rubbish dumped at sea.

Scientific reseach and policy making connect to tackle plastic pollution

There must be close ties between scientific researching and policy making to tackle plastic pollution in Vietnam, environmental campaigners have said.

To Lich River remains polluted

The water in Hanoi's To Lich River has returned to its familiar polluted and foul-smelling state after running clear for a few days.

Hai Phong Police prosecute ivory, pangolin scale traffickers

Haiphong City police are investigating the import of over seven tons of ivory and pangolin scales into Vietnam through Haiphong port, the local media reported.

Vietnam warned of technological landfill risk

Vietnam is at high risk of receiving out-of-date technologies from poor-quality foreign investment projects, thereby threatening the sustainable development of the local economy, analysts have warned.