Update news pollution

How long will it take to revive 'dead' rivers?

Nhue, Day, and Bac Hung Hai rivers are polluted, and the situation is getting more serious because of increased population and chemicals in wastewater.

Quang Ngai beach severely polluted

A 300-metre beach in the central province of Quang Ngai is being covered with rubbish after recent storms.

The use of pesticide in Mekong Delta remains high

The use of fertilisers and pesticides in the Mekong Delta has decreased over the years but is still higher than the national average, despite it proving to be ineffective.

Garbage piles up in Ha Long City

The tourist city of Ha Long in Quang Ninh province has been flooded with garbage in recent days.

Big steel manufacturer fined VND565 million, forced to settle pollution

Thai Nguyen has decided to impose a fine of VND565 million on violations of the environmental protection law, following a series of VietNamNet’s reports last March.

Tisco builds dumping ground for hazardous waste in Thai Nguyen

Nine days after VietNamNet published an article about the existence of an outdoor furnace dust mountain at Tisco, the waste owner is now hurrying to build a dumping ground.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment recalls his eventful 5-year term

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha recently spoke with VietNamNet about his five-year term on the ‘hot seat’, and about dealing with environmental incidents, preoccupations and plans.

Bac Ninh: village surrounded by 370,000 tons of waste

About 370,000 tons of waste discharged from recycled aluminum establishments in the past 30 years has affected the life of more than 10,000 people in Man Xa village in Van Mon commune, Yen Phong district, in Bac Ninh province.

Illegal dumping remains rampant in Hanoi

It is quite common to see rubbish dumping on many streets in Hanoi, which has become a thorny issue in the city for many years.

Da Nang beach covered with debris after storm

Large amounts of rubbish have been washed ashore on a beach of the central city of Danang as a result of Storm Vamco.

Over 1,000 scrap containers to be re-exported from HCM City

Approximately 1,100 containers of waste at Cat Lai Port in Ho Chi Minh City will be re-exported after failing to meet Vietnam’s import requirements, the Customs Department of Ho Chi Minh City said on September 18.

Hanoi residents ask for long-term solution over waste collection

Big heaps of waste that have appeared beside roads in Hanoi’s inner districts for several days are expected to be cleared up by Friday, as people living around the Nam Son landfill agreed to stop blocking the way to the city’s biggest dump.


Hanoi faces rubbish pile-up following compensation dispute

Rubbish has piled up on Hanoi streets after local people living near a local dumping site gathered to block trucks from entering the waste treatment complex.

Crowd blocks way to Nam Son landfill for land clearance and compensation

A crowd of 15-20 people in two communes of Nam Son and Hong Ki in Hanoi’s Soc Son District on Monday night made makeshift tents, blocking the way to the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex or Nam Son dumping ground.

UNESCO launches programme seeking innovative ideas for ocean without plastic in Vietnam

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in cooperation with the Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An World Biosphere Reserve officially launched in Hanoi on July 14 a call for Youth Innovative Ideas for an Ocean without Plastic.

Keeping Phu Quoc Island clean and safe

Phu Quoc Island has a deserved reputation for its pristine beaches and stunning landscapes, but pollution is starting to have a negative impact on its sustainable development.

Binh Duong fines 87 units for environment violations in first half

Eighty-seven facilities were fined for environmental violations in southern Bình Dương Province in the first half of 2020, according to local Department of Natural Resources and Environment.


Con Dao struggling to deal with waste disposal headache

Authorities in Con Dao District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau are facing overloaded waste disposal at a local dumping site.

Pushing out the boundaries of sustainable maritime economy

With its long coastline, Vietnam has immense potential to develop its maritime economy. However, a multitude of issues related to pollution and waste need careful handling.

Hai Duong residents suffer pollution from incinerator ash

Citizens in northern Hai Duong Province have complained about the disposal of incinerator ash from a local waste treatment plant over the past 10 days, claiming it has caused a bad odour that brings potential health risks for those living nearby.