Pollution and waste

Air pollution

Thailand to clear air with Laos, Myanmar

Thailand is working with Laos and Myanmar to address the problem of cross-border haze pollution caused by the illegal burning of forests. Keep reading   ...

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Boon turns bane: titanium mining in Bình Thuận

Bình Thuận Province has reaped enormous economic benefits from titanium mining, but the industry has also damaged the environment badly, degraded the lives of local residents. The southern province has the highest titanium reserves in the country at an estimated 599 million tonnes, or 92 per ...

PM warns Formosa against future environmental violations

Environmental protection must be considered the decisive factor in future operations of the Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Iron and Steel Co (FHS), Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said yesterday.Keep reading ...

Harsh report issue on VN’s urban environment

Việt Nam’s urban environment, especially in big cities, is facing numerous challenges, including air and water pollution, solid waste treatment and flooding, according to the 2016 National Environmental Report issued on Thursday in Hà Nội.Keep reading ...

Inspectors tell aluminum firm to check technology

A ministrial inspection team has asked the Đắk Nông Aluminum Company to immediately review its technology after its factory released aluminum powder into the air in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông.Read more ...

Aluminum pollution in Đắk Nông

Authorities in Central Highlands’ Đắk Nông Province have asked the Đắk Nông Aluminum Company to ensure that aluminum powder is not released into the environment.Keep reading ...

City waste alarms lawmakers

HCM City has advanced to this month an extraordinary meeting to discuss waste treatment and environmental pollution after National Assembly deputies from the city expressed concern over the issues, a leader said. Nguyễn Thị Quyết Tâm, chairwoman of the People’s Council, said the meeting on urban ...

VN air quality bad over half the year

In four years, from 2011 to 2015, more than 50 per cent cent of all monitored days in Việt Nam posted low air quality. The World Health Organisation repeatedly issued warnings that Việt Nam is among the most air polluted country in the Asia-Pacific region, ...

Monitor to help analyse pollution

An air quality monitoring system may finally be materialising in the Kingdom’s capital, following a donation of a monitor to the Ministry of Environment last week. Minister of Environment Say Sam Al on April 24 confirmed that the ministry has received the monitor, which detects harmful ...

Đồng Nai set to close handicraft brick-kilns by year end

Brick-kilns in residential quarters – and those using fossil fuel materials – in the southern province of Đồng Nai must close no later than the end of this year, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Trần Văn Vĩnh announced in a conference in the province. ...

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