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Vietnamese environment ministry to consider applying Japanese water tech widely

The noxious odour and level of mud in the To Lich River and West Lake in Hanoi have decreased dramatically since nano-bioreactor technology has been applied, according to a JETRO representative.

HCM City aims to reduce litter dropping

Binh Dien Wholesale Market in HCM City’s District 8 wants city authorities to help reduce the waste it produces.

HCM City determined to clear up canals and channels

HCM City People's Committee has asked related agencies to focus on dealing with canal and channel pollution and encroachment in the area.

Company fined for illegal sand mining

Central Highlands Dak Nong Province's People’s Committee has fined a company VND130 million (US$5,600) for illegal sand mining, online newspaper reported.

Hanoi to battle plastic waste

Hanoi authorities have issued a plan to prevent and limit the use of plastic bags to 2020, with a view to 2025.

Van Kieu ethnic minority man protects the forest by taking it home

Hồ Ra Ơi, a Vân Kiều ethnic minority man in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Krông, has his own unique way of protecting the forest.

Da River water safe for consumption: official

Water supplied to hundreds of thousands of households in Hanoi that was contaminated by oil waste is now safe for drinking and cooking, according to Hanoi authorities.

Startup bridges parties to have better waste treatment

Treating waste is not an easy task in Vietnam. A start-up has chosen for itself the tough job of connecting various parties for treating waste. 

SOS from polluted beaches

Many localities in Vietnam have faced serious white pollution or plastic pollution. Plastic debris is found everywhere.

VN Environment Ministry to survey Mekong Delta’s subsidence

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment plans to make a full inspection of subsidence in the Mekong Delta provinces between 2020 and 2025.

Vietnam to install air quality monitoring system

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is planning to design a system to monitor air quality across all provinces and cities.

Tram Chim National Park biodiversity threatened

The biodiversity of Tram Chim National Park in the southern province of Dong Thap is being seriously endangered due to the impacts of climate change and human activities.

Danang beaches suffer waste following torrential rains

Beaches in the central city of Danang have been covered by litter following heavy rains over the past three days.

Nearly 4,000 plastic waste containers clogged in Vietnam's ports

More than 3,800 plastic waste containers have piled up for more than 90 days at Vietnam’s three major ports of Hai Phong, Vung Tau and HCM City’s Cat Lai, according to the latest report by Vietnam Customs.

Low rainfall worsened air quality in Hanoi

Last September recorded the lowest rainfall in the last six years, triggering air pollution and increasing the concentration of PM2.5, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced on Monday.

Spilled engine oil blamed for foul tap water in Hanoi: official

Authorities have been asked to find the truck that was used to pour engine oil into a spring near Song Da Water plant. The oil spill has been identified as the cause of the foul smell of the tap water used to supply residents of Hanoi.

Nearly 90% of Hanoi's sewage ends up in rivers

Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s urban sewage is discharged untreated directly into waterways, according to a report by the Ministry of Construction.

PM orders investigation into Dak Nong forest destruction

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked local authorities in Dak Nong Province to report on an incident in which large amounts of pine forest on lucrative land plots were poisoned.

Weather apps offer unreliable data

Hanoi's residents have been advised to be watchful of the applications they use to check the city's air quality.

Hau Giang struggles with waste disposal headache

The southern province of Hau Giang is battling with waste disposal as existing landfills are overloaded, while its waste treatment project implementation has remained at a standstill.