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Bac Kan investigates illegal hazardous dumps


Police in the northern mountain province of Bac Kan have detained a truck driver to investigate the pouring of hazardous industrial waste in Cho Moi’s District’s Yen Dinh Commune. Police in the northern mountain province of Bac Kan are investigating the case of illegal hazardous dumping. The driver, Phung Xuan Nhien, 41, from Hanoi’s Kim ... Read More »

Bank collapse sweeps away houses


VietNamNet Bridge – Four houses were swept away and seven others had to evacuate after a riverside bank collapsed on Monday evening in Vinh Binh Commune in the Mekong Delta Province of Ben Tre. The dyke at Vinh Binh Commune in Cho Lach District is being strengthened. — VNA/VNS Photo The landslide stretched for 350 metres and was more than ... Read More »

Deforestation ongoing in Binh Dinh province


Nearly 16ha of natural forests in Canh Thuan commune, Van Canh district, the central province of Binh Dinh, were recently chopped down, according to a report of the provincial forest protection branch. Nearly 16ha of natural forest have been lost  Accordingly, as many as 15.754ha of production forests in zone 367 were destroyed in August this year. Previously, another 29.2ha ... Read More »

Ha Long City covered in rubbish


Rubbish is flooding Ha Long City’s streets because of a price dispute with a waste treatment company.    Rubbish dumped on the street in Ha Long Because of the dispute, Indevco Group has refused to accept the city’s rubbish.  Ha Long City People’s Committee had to ask the Nui Beo Coal Mining Company to let them temporarily dump rubbish into ... Read More »

Two birds, one stone in waste-to-energy sector


Finnish companies are looking to bolster their presence in the promising Vietnamese waste-to-energy sector. Finnish firms look to tackle Vietnam’s urgent needs in both energy generation and waste management Doranova from Finland has teamed up with Binh Duong Water Supply Sewerage Environment Co., Ltd. (BIWASE) to implement the second phase of a waste-to-energy project in Vietnam. In the first phase, ... Read More »

Electronic waste still cannot be recycled in Vietnam


VietNamNet Bridge – The ‘mountain of electronic waste’ in Vietnam is receiving an additional 100,000 tons of waste each year.  The recycling activities carried out in Vietnam are just preliminary treatment, as the country still cannot make refined materials for production. Thirty years ago, TV sets were luxury products for Vietnamese. But now, one family may own 2-3 TV sets ... Read More »

Finland supports Vietnam clean energy


Finnish companies will continue to invest in the development of Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, particularly in the conversion of waste to power, according to Finpro, the national trade promotion office of Finland. A booth of Finland company at Vietwater 2017 (Source “Finland is a world leader in waste-to-energy technology, and this has proven to be a segment of singular ... Read More »

Vietnam sea poisoned by economic, tourism activities


VietNamNet Bridge – A conflict exists between the protection of fishery resources and the development of tourism and other business fields. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has warned that the fishing output has exceeded the permitted limit by 30 percent, especially aquatic creatures of the bottom layer. While the average permitted exploitation limit is 2.45 million tons ... Read More »