Rapid urbanisation have led to increasing demand for housing and infrastructure. Consequently, ponds and lakes across the city have been filled to make room for construction.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s (MONRE) tests show that the water of Hanoi’s West Lake is polluted.
The plan is to supply water from the Red river to improve quality of water in To Lich river which is severely contaminated for years.
Rivers in northern provinces are severely polluted, according to the Vietnam Environment Administration's report released recently.
HCM City authorities have ordered the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment to work with agencies and district authorities to strictly monitor the discarding of litter and untreated sewage in canals in the city.
The Hanoi Department of Construction has once again requested the team to show their legal documents, but so far the company has not responded to the request.
Vietnam's rivers have greatly contributed to socio-economic development, but over-exploitation in recent years has seriously affected this valuable resource, an expert has said.
The board of directors of Song Da Water Investment Company (Viwasupco) on November 5 fired Nguyen Van Ton from his posts as general director and legal representative of the firm due to the fallout from the recent water contamination incident.
Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of Hanoi City’s government, on behalf of the municipal leaders, has pledged to learn from past mistakes in handling the water contamination incident involving the Da River.
HCM City People's Committee has asked related agencies to focus on dealing with canal and channel pollution and encroachment in the area.