Deal with the stink, HCMC tells waste management firms

HCMC on Saturday asked three major waste treatment companies to quickly find solutions to deal with the stench they produced. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment asked Vietnam Waste Solutions (VWS), Green Saigon Biotech and Hoa Binh Environment Service companies, all operating within the Da ...

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HCM City seeks ways to curb CO2 emissions from vehicles

Air pollution in HCM City caused by vehicles has become even more serious than the level of pollution emitted by industrial zones, environmental experts say. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the city is estimated to be 38.5 million tonnes per year, making up ...

Improved regulatory expertise among APEC economies will enhance trade: experts

Improving the ability of regulators’ ability to conform to the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreement of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will help APEC economies avoid trade impediments and have better access to international markets, experts said at a workshop held yesterday in HCM ...

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 ...

Việt Nam’s first energy efficiency network launched

Việt Nam has launched its first energy efficiency network in HCM City. The network is part of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency project implemented by the General Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Germany. Markus Bissel, head of the project’s energy efficiency ...

RoK, VN eye energy partnerships

A delegation of executives from 17 energy start-ups nurtured by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) met with their Vietnamese counterparts in HCM City yesterday (July 17) to explore business opportunities.Keep reading ...

In Saigon, rural life clings to Southeast Asia's future financial hub

Thu Thiem’s urban transition portrays the stark contrast between what the city used to be and what it wants to become. Just across the river from Saigon’s central business district lies Thu Thiem Peninsula. The 657-hectare (1,623-acre) area in District 2 is set to become ...

EU launches World Cities Vietnam

The European Union launched a project yesterday, entitled World Cities Việt Nam, which aims to promote the exchange of experience and best practice on regional and urban development policies. Two Vietnamese cities – Hà Nội and HCM City – are being paired with two European ...

Customs at Tan Son Nhat airport seize products from elephant tusks

Customs officers at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City on May 4 discovered over 4kg of products from elephant tusks and pangolin scales illegally transported from Africa to Vietnam. The products included bracelets and jewellery suspected of being made of African elephant tusks ...

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 ...

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