Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Is Vietnam following the wrong path in treating solid waste?

Local authorities are trying to find advanced technologies for their waste treatment projects, but they appear to be satisfied with superficial solutions that do not treat the problem in a sustainable way. Keep reading ...

Kham Pha

From 2018, polluters will be jailed for up to 7 years: Vietnam penal code

Individuals caught polluting the environment in Vietnam are to be subject to jail terms, instead of merely cash fines, this year as the Penal Code has been amended to become more stringent to this offense. From January 1, people found guilty of dumping waste to ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

VN bans dirty diesel cars starting January 1

The Việt Nam Register (VR) will stop granting safety certificates to diesel cars that fail to meet European emission standard 4 or higher beginning on January 1, the department announced.Keep reading   ...

VNS Reporter

HCMC encourages waste-to-energy projects, offering opportunity to investors

More than 40 investors have expressed willingness to develop plants which burn waste to generate electricity. Director of the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Nguyen Toan Thang said at a conference calling for investment in WTE that with the annual growth rate of ...

Chi Mai

Water pollution getting worse: experts

Widespread water pollution nationwide has inflicted an estimated economic loss of VNĐ11.6 trillion (US$510.7 million) in the last ten years and the situation is not getting better, an environmental expert says.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Illegal waste imports difficult to control, manage: agencies

Large amounts of hazardous waste are still transported illegally across borders from developed to developing countries, including Vietnam.Keep reading ...

Kham Pha

Contaminated groundwater poses cancer threat for tens of thousands in Saigon

Residents in Ho Chi Minh City who continue to consume groundwater face severe health problems, a new study has found. The study by the city’s Preventive Health Department, based on surveys conducted last July, found that 62 percent of groundwater samples in the city were ...

VnExpress Reporter

Coal-fired power plants serving industry worsening pollution

Vietnam’s coal-fired power plants which generate electricity and those serving industrial plants are worsening pollution. Le Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Institute for Climate Change Studies under the Can Tho University, as in India and China, said that coal-fired power in Vietnam mostly serves industrial ...

Mai Chi

Water resource conflicts rising in VN: experts

Water resources have become a source of increasing conflict, highlighting issues of unsustainable exploitation and environmental degradation, experts say. The conflicts are at several levels – between development policy and preserving the environment, damage claims over, and access to water for daily life and production.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

E-waste needs more recycling effort

The disposal of electronic waste in Viet Nam has been rapidly increasing for several years. However, the current recycling process amounts to preliminary processing and can hardly produce raw materials for re-production, experts have said.Keep reading ...

CPV Reporter

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