Pollution and waste

Water pollution

Green seaports needed in Vietnam to reduce pollution from shipping operations

To mitigate pollution caused by shipping operations and waste from seaports, experts say it is necessary to promote the development of environmentally friendly seaports.Keep reading ...

Kim Chi

Wastewater standards still pending at seafood processors

Wastewater standards on the amounts of nitrogen, phosphoric and ammonia permitted at seafood processors are still awaiting the final decision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.Keep reading ...

Trung Chanh

HCM City targets treating 90% of discharged water

HCM City has set a target of treating 90 per cent discharged water into rivers and canals by 2020. The city’s total daily wastewater, including wastewater from industrial parks as well as in residents, amounts to 1,750,000 cubic metres.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Agriculture ministry disapproves proposed waste discharge at sea

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has rejected a proposal to sink nearly one million cubic meters of sand and mud into waters off the coast of Binh Thuan Province.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Waste treatment delayed in Việt Nam

Poor infrastructure investment in waste treatment has kept Việt Nam in the list of five countries who together discharge more solid waste, particularly plastic, into the ocean than the rest of the world combined. The other four countries are China, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.Keep ...

VNS Reporter

HCM City achieves four goals in pollution reduction

HCM City was able to reach four of its 16 goals in pollution reduction as part of its 2016-2020 programme to reduce pollution, according to city authorities speaking at a conference held on Friday in the city.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

90% of Vietnam’s urban household wastewater dumped directly into environment: report

A recent report in Vietnam has shed light on a worrying finding that 90 percent of urban household wastewater in the country is dumped directly into the environment without receiving any treatment. The report, compiled by the state-funded Center for Environment and Community Research (CECR), ...

Tuan Son

Vietnam generates nearly 18,000 tons of plastic waste a day: seminar

Statistics that nearly 18,000 metric tons of plastic waste are generated in Vietnam on a daily basis was one of the alarming messages delivered at an event held to observe the Earth Day in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. On average, one Vietnamese produces around ...

Ngoc Dong

Hanoi: All industrial parks to have wastewater systems by 2020

The capital city of Hanoi will focus on wastewater treatment systems in all industrial parks by 2020 as part of its efforts to enhance environmental protection.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

World Bank Lays Out Vision for Cleaner, Safer Agriculture in East Asia

A new World Bank study highlights the incidence, drivers and significant consequences of agricultural pollution in China, Vietnam, and the Philippines yet offers a hopeful outlook given the available technical solutions and the increased political will to address the problem. The Challenge of Agricultural Pollution: ...

World Bank
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