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Up to 9.1 tonnes of potential plastic waste was being dumped into the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River basin, one of nine largest river systems in Vietnam, each day, equating to 2,600 tonnes each year.

“Reduce!” installation exhibition opens in Hanoi

 Thousands of recycled and waste products have been put on display as a collection in an installation exhibition that is currently underway in Hanoi.

Transport ministry urges PM to reduce National Highway 5 tolls

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport has sent an urgent proposal to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to reduce tolls on National Highway 5, following a protest by drivers, 

Trimming public sector a must

Thang Van Phuc, former Minister of Home Affairs, tells Hai Quan (Customs) Online Newspaper that leaders of many Government agencies have baulked at taking difficult downsizing decisions.

State cracks down on bloated civil service

 VietNamNet Bridge – Le Vinh Tan, Minister of Home Affairs, speaks to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) newspaper about restructuring the country’s civil service.

Limiting travel, controlling mosquitoes reduces Zika risk

 To limit mosquito-borne illnesses, including the Zika virus, plan travel carefully, take personal protective measures, and control mosquitoes in and around the home,

Education Ministry requests a reduction in teacher training

The Ministry of Education and Training has requested city and provincial People’s Committees to set up their own development plans on education and training in order to reduce the number of teachers being enrolled in some areas.

Cameras in schools reflect loss of trust, privacy

 VietNamNet Bridge – Cameras installed in classes are said to help oversee the behavior of students and teachers better and reduce school violence, but the presence of such a "supervisor" is threatens the privacy of those who are supervised.

Hanoi to spend $1m to reduce traffic jams

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi authorities are aiming to alleviate 44 hot spots of traffic congestion, the city transport department said in a meeting on Tuesday.

Bus service rollback in Hanoi divides opinion

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi Department of Transport's programme of decreasing the amount of buses to reduce traffic jams, which has been implemented since last Saturday, has received different responses.

GMO products could help Vietnam reduce animal feed material import

 VietNamNet Bridge – Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) would be a solution to problems that Viet Nam is facing in agricultural production, an expert said.

Hanoi wants spammers blocked

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi Department of Information and Communications called on telecom network providers to do more to block spam messages.

VN greenhouse gas to double by 2020

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's total greenhouse emissions are predicted to reach 466 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents in 2020, according to experts at a workshop on climate change held in Ha Noi yesterday.

Sleep training 'may reduce racism and sexism'

 Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Efficient rice farming to curb emissions

 VietNamNet Bridge – New water- and cost-efficient farming techniques will allow Viet Nam to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in wet rice production by 15 to 20 per cent by 2020,

Sugar intake must be slashed further, say scientists

 The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Coach, player get bans reduced

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) has commuted the bans on coach Nguyen Duc Thang and defender Nguyen Van Nam.

Luxury car dealers report steady sales despite economic slump

 VietNamNet Bridge – Luxury car sales in Viet Nam seem to be unaffected by the struggling economy, with most brands reporting better business in the country.

Biogas projects reduce carbon emissions

Hundreds of households in the southern city of Can Tho profit not only by converting animal waste to fuel for lighting purposes and cooking but also by contributing to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sell carbon credits.