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New power sources: straw, electricity made from waste

The power provided to the entire lighting system of an industrial zone is derived from a waste-to-energy plant, while processed and packaged straw residue is sold for VND60,000 per kilo, used as material for the production of microbiological fertilizer. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Minister ...

Environmental groups call for reconsideration of thermal power plan

Several coal thermal power plants are expected to be built in the Mekong Delta under the 2011-2020 plan for national power development. What are the options for energy development in Vietnam? Under the national plan, 15 power plants would be built in the areas along Hau ...

HCM City seeks approval for solid-waste treatment plan

The People’s Committee of HCM City has submitted a solid-waste treatment plan to 2025 to the Ministry of Construction, which will seek approval from the central Government. The plan calls for re-use and recycling of waste by using advanced waste treatment technologies instead of the ...

Experts call for water storage for Mekong Delta

Environmentalists have underscored the importance of finding ways to store and share water resources in the Mekong Delta as climate change is inflicting huge damage on the arable delta. At a seminar in Can Tho City on January 10, they agreed this was a measure to ...

Vietnam facing water security challenges

Vietnam’s demand for water is skyrocketing while water resources are being depleted, certain river basins are being overexploited and competition for water resources is soaring. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in a report that the basins of some rivers like Ma, Huong and ...

Food processing industry in Mekong Delta still not attracting investors

Though it is the country’s biggest granary and fishery area, exporting $30 billion worth of products each year, the Mekong Delta still cannot attract major investments. A report of the Ministry of Planning and Investment shows that Vietnam has attracted $290 billion worth of foreign direct ...

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