pollution in Vietnam

Update news pollution in Vietnam

Rapid urbanisation is eating away at HCM City's green space, with parks coming under increasing threat from shops, cafes, office blocks and parking lots.

West Lake pollution reduces with new technology

The water quality in Hanoi's West Lake has improved after being treated using Japanese nano-bioreactor technology.


Dumping site tortures Sam Son residents

Residents in Sam Son City in Thanh Hoa Province are calling for help as their lives have been greatly affected by a huge dump site.

Urban heat islands make Vietnam’s cities hotter than ever

Urban heat islands in HCM City and other large cities in Vietnam are causing heat waves with some of the highest recorded temperatures ever in the country, affecting public health.


Trash hurts cash: Environmental issues threaten economy

Stepping out of their doors into the scorching heat last week, Hanoians choked on the foul smell of piles of trash left on the streets.

Urban heat islands make VN’s cities hotter than ever

Urban heat islands in HCM City and other large cities in Vietnam are causing heat waves with some of the highest recorded temperatures ever in the country, affecting public health.

Central Vietnam faces water shortages amid drought

Prolonged hot weather in the central region has caused low water levels in reservoirs and dams, seriously affecting agricultural production and the daily lives of local residents.

Da Nang residents continue fighting against landfill for pollution

Residents in the central city of Da Nang have strongly continued fighting against the operation of a local dumping site which has caused severe pollution for years.


West Lake water pumped to refresh To Lich River

Hanoi Sewage and Drainage Ltd. Company on July 9 discharged more than one million cubic metres of water from West Lake into To Lich River.


Kien Giang to probe into Phu Quoc maritime reserve

Authorities of the southern province of Kien Giang have decided to launch an investigation into the land management and use at Phu Quoc maritime reserve.


Quang Ngai tells investor to complete waste treatment plant by late September

The People’s Committee of central Quang Ngai Province has instructed North Investment and Development Construction JSC to complete construction of the plant and put it into operation before Sep 30.

Vietnam's islands to eliminate plastic waste

The Cham Islands’ Marine Protected Area management board, in co-operation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has launched a new garbage sorting programme as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste in Vietnam.

Hanoi rubbish dispute up as families await relocation

Rubbish has piled up in many districts in Hanoi after people living near Nam Son Dumping site protested against the site’s activities.

Nam Son dump residents receive compensation

Residents living around Hanoi’s largest dumping ground of Nam Son in Soc Son District started receiving land compensation from Tuesday, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.

HCM City to fill in wells to prevent land subsidence

A number of wells that have been supplying large quantities of water in HCM City are being filled up since the city’s 100,000 or so wells have been identified as one of the main reasons for land subsidence.

Vietnam's northern provinces urged to bring pesticide use under control

The extensive use of agrochemicals in Northern farms has raised alarm bells for not only consumers but also farmers engaged in manual labour and the environment.

In HCM City, there is no more land for trash

In recent decades, waste from nuclear power plants, hospitals and electronic gadgets, which may cause cancer and threatens the life of human beings, has become an extremely severe problem.

Dong Nai: Forest planting improves habitats of elephants

More than 1,000 trees of five species of native timber trees and wild plants have been planted on 20,000sq.m in the Dong Nai World Biosphere Reserve as part of an effort to improve the habitats of elephants and other wildlife.


Japan’s Suntory joins US rival Coca-Cola to push plastic recycling in Vietnam

Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings has said it would work with American rival Coca-Cola and Swedish Nestlé to push the government of Vietnam to create a large-scale recycling system.

The risk in ignoring climate change

Climate change is forcing some companies to reduce their impacts and vulnerability in order to anticipate, lead, and promote market and public policy developments around the risk of environment problems in business.