Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Environment protection fee proposed for emissions

In response to the evolving economic and social landscape in the country, Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance has announced measures to address the deteriorating air quality in major cities, industrial zones and craft villages. The worsening environmental conditions pose serious threats to public health, inflict damage ...

Localities join in efforts to fight plastics pollution

Ten localities in Vietnam are taking actions to fight plastic pollution under Plastic Smart Cities (PSC), an initiative put forward by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).PSC, which aims to connect cities and tourist destinations in joint efforts to combat plastic pollution, has attracted ...

Modern waste treatment plants: Crucial and urgent

Over 90 percent of waste recycling facilities lack specialized environmental personnel, wastewater treatment systems, and air pollution control systems.At present, the three types of waste that are most commonly recycled are paper, metal, and plastic. Given this scenario, numerous environmental experts contend that to efficiently ...

Ministerial meeting discusses transboundary haze pollution in Mekong sub-region

The 12th Meeting of the Sub-regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-region took place in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on November 30.With the participation of representatives of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, the ...

Urgent measures to avert "waste crisis": Overloading across the board

Recently, many localities have faced problems involving waste treatment facilities emitting unpleasant odors, excessive waste overflow, and leachate leakage, causing adverse effects on residents’ lives.Despite the endeavors undertaken by these localities to address the situation, the core issue remains unresolved. It is not only in ...

Translated by Bao Nghi

HCM City promotes digital transformation in waste management

HCM City is making efforts to promote digital transformation in the collection, treatment and management of the huge volume of domestic solid waste discharged daily. The city generates about 9,700 tonnes of solid waste daily with complicated composition and characteristics, putting great pressure on domestic ...

Circular economy for plastics needs consensus of stakeholders: seminar

To promote the circular economy for plastics, it requires a consensus of all stakeholders, from plastic producers and plastic waste management companies to the community, heard a seminar in Hanoi on April 12.The participants looked into the current situation of plastic waste in Vietnam, and ...

Waste-to-energy projects help curb greenhouse gas emissions

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Industry and Trade and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly organised a conference on technology and finance for waste-to-energy projects on April 11.Le Van Tam, Deputy Director of the Vietnam ...

Vietnam, US launch new five-year project to reduce environmental pollution

The Vietnamese and US agencies on November 15 launched a five-year 11.3 million USD project called “Reducing Pollution” to help lessen environmental pollution in Vietnam. The project is conducted by the United States Mission to Vietnam, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and ...

Workshop promotes technological solutions for waste collection, recycling

Digital technology solutions will help promote waste classification at source, and better managed waste collection, treatment and recycling, experts said at a recent workshop held in HCM City. The workshop was organised by the city’s Centre for Information and Statistics for Science and Technology (CESTI) ...

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