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City boat tours a washout with visitors

Boat tours along HCM City’s Nhiêu Lộc-Thị Nghè Canal, which were expected to make use of the urban waterway to boost water tourism in the city, have failed to attract tourists after two years of operation. In 2015, the first boat tour service was launched ...

Working group on chemicals and waste meets in capital

The Second Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Chemicals and Waste was held in Vientiane on June 7 where a variety of topics including waste management and their corresponding facilities were discussed. Speaking at the meeting, the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment’s Director General ...

HCM City set to clear canals

The HCM City People’s Committee has asked district authorities to work with agencies to crack down on illegal encroachment on rivers, canals and the drainage system in an aim to prevent flooding. Lê Văn Khoa, vice chairman of the People’s Committee, said that illegal encroachment on ...

Airline tax to help clean up Cambodia

The government is looking at ways to tackle Cambodia’s waste problem with a $1 charge on airline tickets touted to raise the cash. The move comes after footage emerged showing the capital’s canals remain clogged with rubbish a year after video of the pollution was shown ...

Experts warn of environmental incidents as only 10% of urban waste water treated

Untreated or improperly treated waste water from treatment plants may lead to eutrophication, which causes algae blooms in rivers and lakes, leading to pollution, but also causing serious environmental incidents. According to the Vietnam Water Supply and Drainage Association, by the end of 2016, Vietnam treated ...

Phú Quốc to be ‘smart city’ by 2020

The Kiên Giang Province People’s Committee has approved making Phú Quốc a smart city by 2020. The project will be based on the Việt Nam Post and Telecommunications Corporation’s information communications technology infrastructure and the province’s e-governance. It seeks to develop Phú Quốc island into ...

City’s flood action plan

City Hall officials are holding meetings with other departments to find ways to let water flow from flood-prone areas of Chbar Ampov district. City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said the district was the lowest-lying area and routinely suffered floods after heavy rain. He said the ...

HCMC to spend big money to save canals in suburbs

District 12 alone has 18 canals that need to be improved with needed investment capital of VND817 billion. Millions of people living along black canals in the suburbs of HCM City were happy to hear about the good news that city authorities will spend big money ...

Floating parking lots on rivers and canals: Hanoi mulls plan

La Xanh JSC has suggested building a system of floating parking lots on rivers and canals in the inner city of Hanoi to solve the shortage of land for car parks. In a letter to Hanoi’s leaders, Mai Trong Tuan, director of La Xanh JSC, said ...

Pakxe looks forward to new park with embankment construction set to start

Provision of compensation for people affected by the Mekong River Integrated Management Project in central Pakxe, Champassak province, is complete, paving the way for construction to begin this month. ​A project to extend the riverbank and create a green and relaxing public space similar to ...

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