Pollution and waste

Air pollution

Hà Nội implements solutions to improve air quality

Hà Nội’s People’s Committee has requested all agencies and sectors to continue implementing drastic, synchronous, and effective solutions to improve air quality.The city People’s Committee has assigned the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to implement the “Developing a provincial-level air quality management plan” under ...

Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas.Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday approved the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the government sets ...

Viet Tuan

Vietnam's air quality improves but has not met WHO standard

Air quality in Vietnam improved in 2021 but still failed to meet the World Health Organization’s annual average PM2.5 concentration guidelines.The decline in the annual average PM2.5 concentration continued in 2021, falling to 24.7 μg/m3 after peaking in 2019 at 34.1, the World Air Quality ...

Viet Anh

PM2.5 pollution still problematic across Việt Nam

Though the average PM2.5 concentration improved slightly in 2020, all provinces and cities in Việt Nam still had much higher levels than the WHO’s recommendation, according to data revealed at a workshop held virtually on Tuesday. In 2020, Việt Nam had 10 out of 63 provinces and ...

Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates.“Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in 2019” by the Hanoi-based non-profit organization ...

Minh Nga

Businesses to take gas emission inventory in 2022

Vietnam from 2022 will produce gas emission inventory for five major fields.This is the result of a meeting to collect proposals and recommendations from environmental experts and nearly 200 enterprises for the draft decree about greenhouse gas reduction and ozone layer protection, held by the ...

2021 National Environmental Report to focus on air quality

The Việt Nam Environment Administration said air quality was selected as the focus for its 2021 report because the administration’s initial assessment showed air pollution in some big cities was at poor levels during 2016-20, impacting people’s health.The report will evaluate the main sources of ...

Environment Ministry proposes promoting eco-friendly vehicles

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed launching support policies and preferential programs for the use of vehicles powered by renewable energy to ease air pollution, according to a report the ministry has sent to the PM.The ministry also proposed the prime minister ...

Vietnamese scientist offers new research method to study effects of air pollution

Dr Tran Manh Tri from the University of Natural Sciences and his co-workers are studying the appearance of phthalates, called the ‘silent killer’ in indoor air, which can give predict their impact on human health and indoor air quality in the future.The important result of ...

Thien Nhien

New app to monitor air quality launched

The General Department of Environment under the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has launched a new application called Envisoft to track environmental stats.Besides displaying the air quality index (AQI) updated hourly and providing a graph of the AQI value movement of previous hours ...

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