Pollution and waste

Air pollution

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. ...

Haze problem worsens in North as many provinces hit by wildfires

Many provinces were affected by wildfires yesterday, causing the acute haze problem to intensify, while the Disease Control Department warned vulnerable groups such as the elderly and the infirm to stay indoors and wear face masks. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said that due to ...

Hanoi vows to eliminate 2.5 million old, polluting motorbikes

The Hanoi authorities are trying to recall 2.5 million old motorbikes which discharge harmful substances to the environment. However, observers don’t think the solution is feasible. Hanoi has 6 million motorbikes and nearly 1 million cars of different kinds. These include 2.5 million motorbikes in use ...

282 poor air quality days in capital in 2016

Dust concentration in the air, both in Hà Nội and Hồ Chí Minh City, was several times higher in 2016 than the levels recommended by the World Health Organization, endangering resident’s health. In Hà Nội, the dust concentration reached up to 50,5 mg per cubic ...

Capital hoteliers address empty rooms

A lack of tourist attractions combined with overly-optimistic developers has left around 80 percent of Nay Pyi Taw hotel rooms empty on any given day. But the chair of a local tourism industry body believes better marketing can help the city improve its visitor numbers. U ...

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