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Waterways in Mekong Delta losing valuable alluvium

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Van Sanh from the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute, in an article on Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon, says that water sources have not been managed or used effectively.  Source link Read More »

Rooftop solar panels can satisfy half of power demand: experts

Solar power systems on the roof of houses in Vietnam can help households reduce 50 percent of their bills for monthly power consumption, contributing to protecting the environment, affirmed experts at a conference in Hanoi on August 22 to review one year of implementing documents on developing solar power in Vietnam. A report from the Ministry of Industry and Trade ... Read More »

Dong Chau-Khe Nuoc Trong to become nature reserve

VietNamNet Bridge – The Dong Chau-Khe Nuoc Trong Forest in the central province of Quang Binh is considered to be a region of high biodiversity that needs special preservation, however, after four years of research and discussion by experts and local authorities, the establishment of a nature reserve in the forest remains on paper. Dong Chau-Khe Nuoc Trong Forest in ... Read More »

A Rem ethnic minority take oath to protect forests

VietNamNet Bridge – The A Rem ethnic minority in Tan Trach commune of Bo Trach district in Quang Binh province swear that as long as they live, the ancient forests will exist. A Rem people vow to protect forests Eighteen A Rem were discovered living in the stone caves of Bong Cu, Va and So Dua, perched on the Phong ... Read More »

Illegal dumping of industrial waste causes pollution in northern province

 Illegal dumping of industrial waste in Long Châu Commune of Bắc Ninh Province’s Yên Phong District has badly effected the lives and production of local people, reported online newspaper baotintuc.vn. Pile of industrial waste in Ngô Xá Village of Long Châu Commune of Bắc Ninh Province’s Yên Phong District.  According to local residents, illegal dumping and burning of industrial waste ... Read More »

HCM City needs huge capital for flood-prevention programmes

VietNamNet Bridge – As the local budget is limited, HCM City authorities have called for investment in 17 anti-flood projects under different investment modes. HCMC has called for investment into 17 anti-flood projects Nguyen Hoang Anh Dung from the HCM City Anti-flood Operation Center said the flood mitigation program is one of seven key programs to be implemented in 2016-2020.  ... Read More »

Importing scraps as production feedstock and protecting the environment: A delicate balancing act

It’s a familiar idiom: One’s man trash is another man’s treasure. A few decades ago, when both Vietnamese industrial production and economic integration were at a nascent stage, there was a trend wherein enterprising Vietnamese, lucky enough to go to Japan for study, work or just a visit, could make a quick buck or save money on buying new items ... Read More »

Vietnam takes measures to treat increase in domestic waste

As domestic solid waste has long been piling up and become an acute issue in Vietnam for a long time, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is developing a project to improve waste treatment and management in both rural and urban areas. Workers sort waste at a waste treatment factory According to deputy head of the MoNRE’s Vietnam ... Read More »

Quang Binh seeks governmental agreement for dumping waste into the ocean

VietNamNet Bridge – The Quang Trach thermoelectricity plant, a project of Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) in the central province of Quang Binh, is seeking final agreement from governmental agencies to dump 2.5 million cubic metres of waste mud into the local sea area. Map view of the dumping targeted site. — Photo zing.vn According to Viet Nam Environmental Administration, ... Read More »

HCM City tackles land subsidence

VietNamNet Bridge – Land subsidence caused by excessive groundwater extraction and rapid urbanisation is worsening flooding in HCM City. Heavy rains often flood Nguyen Huu Canh Street in HCM City’s Binh Thanh District. Many roads in the city are suffering from land subsidence. VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh Experts have warned of subsidence problems for years, citing Jakarta, Indonesia, which is ... Read More »