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HCM City concerned about toxic exhaust from new incinerators

VietNamNet Bridge – HCMC is calling for investments in projects on burning waste to generate electricity, but has warned that the equipment must be environmentally friendly.  HCMC is calling for investments in projects on burning waste to generate electricity City authorities plan to have 10 such plants in the next five to 10 years. According ... Read More »

Forest destruction issue in Dak Lak remains complicated

Total forest plantation in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk until the middle of last month reached 824ha, making up only 43 per cent of the yearly plan, according to latest report of the provincial People’s Committee. Nguyễn Hoài Dương, director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that since 2015, forest plantation was implemented with ... Read More »

Da Nang fines polluting project owner

 The central city of Da Nang has fined the Sao Vang Nha Trang Joint Stock Company, the owner of the Sapphire Hotel project, VNĐ320 million (US$14,000) for not completing an environmental assessment plan before construction. Source link Read More »

Truong Son mountains: promising area for climate-change adaptation

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Nguyen Ngoc Sinh, who received Nhan Tai Dat Viet (Vietnam Talent) Award for his general research on the biodiversity of Truong Son Mountains, affirmed that Vietnam needs to set up master plan on the mountain range area to ensure sustainability.     Truong Son is one of the richest biodiversity centers in the world In 2010, when ... Read More »

Hanoi pollution ’under control’ despite grim measures

VietNamNet Bridge – Measurements of air pollution recently scared many Hanoi people. The measurements were made by the Green Innovation and Development Centre (Green ID*), a Vietnamese non-profit organisation established under the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations. However, deputy head of Ha Noi’s Natural Resources and Environment Department, Le Tuan Dinh, said that results did not accurately ... Read More »

More than 30 investors to pour money into electricity-from-waste plants

VietNamNet Bridge – The government’s commitment to purchase all electricity output generated from waste-to-energy projects have encouraged more investors to develop projects in HCMC. The HCMC authorities have called for investment in waste-to-electricity projects  HCMC produces 8,500 tons of domestic waste every day which is treated by Vietstar, Tam Sinh Nghia Investment & Development JSC, Vietnam Waste Solutions and Citenco. ... Read More »

Provinces yet to grasp green growth strategy

VietNamNet Bridge – Five years after a national green growth strategy was approved, there is still a lack of understanding, particularly at provincial levels, about incorporating it into local development plans. Experts said at a conference held in Hanoi on December 1 that this incorporation was crucial to ensuring sustainable development. — Photo Experts said at a conference held ... Read More »

Wildcat rescued from a local family

The rescuing centre in Bach Ma National Park has received a rare wild cat following efforts by a resident of central Thua Thien-Hue Province. The wild cat found at a home cage in Hue City. — Photo provided by the Department of Forest Rangers Earlier last weekend, Hoang Anh Tuan, a local in the province’s municipal Hue City, discovered the ... Read More »

Will a carbon tax be imposed on coal-fired thermal power plants?

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts believe that if Vietnam imposes a carbon tax on coal-fired plants, ‘clean power’ will be able to compete with thermal power. There are 12 operating thermal power plants Ngo Duc Lam, an energy expert from VSEA (Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance), has applauded the government’s resolution on developing the Mekong Delta in a sustainable way by restricting ... Read More »

Elephant donated to Dak Lak conservation centre

A tourism company in the central highlands has given an elephant to Dak Lak Province’s Centre for Elephant Conservation.    H’Blu donated to Dak Lak Province’s Centre for Elephant Conservation Director of Dak Lak Centre for Elephant Conservation Huynh Trung Luan confirmed on December 1 that they received a 55-year-old elephant named H’Blu from Phuong Nam Eco-tourism Company. The female ... Read More »