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In 2021, Vinh Hoan Corporation's aquacultural byproducts and collagen/gelatin products raked in over VND2.2 trillion, of which the latter contributed VND642 billion.

Lessons learned from Hanoi’s flawed bus rapid transit project

Though Hanoi five years ago created a bus rapid transit (BRT) system to reduce the use of private vehicles and ease traffic jams, the goals have not been met.

Mountains of hazardous waste covered by tarpaulin in Thai Nguyen city

After VietNamNet reported about thousands of tons of furnace dust discharged from the steel refining process of Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (Tisco) in Thai Nguyen City, the owner of the waste took action.

Rubbish blankets Ha Tinh beach following floods

Tonnes of rubbish have covered a beach in the central province of Ha Tinh, causing environmental pollution.

Quang Nam Beach covered in rubbish

Over 1km of beach in Tam Hai Island, Quang Nam Province, is completely covered in rubbish swept in by the tides.

Giving plastic waste a new life

Everyone can protect the environment in many ways, including recycling plastic waste. In response to World Environment Day 2020, let’s meet some youngsters who have given plastic waste a new life!

More than 100 people join hands to clean Ninh Thuan's polluted beach

More than 100 people have helped collect rubbish on a beach in the southern central province of Ninh Thuan. 

The plastic ingestion scourge

Plastics undoubtedly affect our environment – and they are shaping up to be an emerging threat to human health as with every breath and every bite, plastics are entering our bodies – without researchers having a full grasp of the implications. 

Zero-waste startups: From good cause to circular economy

Vietnam generates large amounts of waste every day – food waste, construction waste, old clothes and furniture, batteries, plastic bags and much more.

Bac Lieu faces rubbish problem as waste treatment project stagnates

The southern province of Bac Lieu is facing rising mounds of rubbish while the waste treatment plant project is stagnant.

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.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s beaches full of waste

Tonnes of garbage have been discovered dumped on beaches in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau City.

Ha Tinh: Mountainous town battles waste disposal headache

A town in the central province of Ha Tinh is struggling with waste disposal following the closure of a landfill, while local residents oppose a new dumping ground.

Health sector asked to minimise plastic waste

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has signed an instruction asking organisations in the health sector to strictly minimise plastic waste.


Imported waste flooding Vietnam’s ports

VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of containers of plastics and scrap materials are stuck at ports, causing problems for government agencies. 

Vietnam seeks solutions for “smart water use”

VietNamNet Bridge - Environmental experts say HCMC needs to find solutions to smart water use, an important part of the plan to develop a smart city. 

Green growth- a magnet for foreign investors

Green development projects in Vietnam are catching attention of foreign investors on account of the Government’s favourable policies on land, taxes and capital as well as a large number of potential customers in the country.

Turning garbage into paintings

From waste like cartoons, eggshells, straw, beer and beverage cans and nails, local artisans Nguyen Van Quang and Doan Niem have turned them into artworks which are priced from hundreds of thousands of dong to millions of dong.

US$5 million family temple built in poor province

 VietNamNet Bridge - Built on an area of 5,000 m2, with some gold-inlaid details, the temple of the Tran Family is the largest of its kind in Ha Tinh, a poor province in central Vietnam.

Waste treatment plant turns into garbage dump

VietNamNet Bridge – The large waste treatment plant in the southern province of An Giang, designed to treat garbage and make organic fertilizer, is now being used as a garbage dump.