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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 ... Read More »

Finland to support Viet Nam convert waste to power


Finland companies will continue to invest in the development of Southeast Asia, including Viet Nam, 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.  “Finland is a world leader in waste-to-energy technology, and this has proven to be a segment of singular interest ... Read More »

APEC 2017: Climate change mitigation requires joint efforts


New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern emphasized the necessity for joint efforts between the governments and businesses in mitigating climate change impacts at the APEC CEO Summit 2017, which wrapped up in the central of Da Nang on November 10. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the dialogue While addressing a dialogue on the role of governments and businesses ... Read More »

Bac Giang favours forestry firms, ignores residents: investigators


VietNamNet Bridge – A move by the northern province of Bac Giang’s administration to lease 1877ha of forest land to a State-owned forestry company with a track record of violations and mismanagement has evoked strong protests from local residents. A forest in Yen The District in the northern province of Bac Giang. The province has discovered a number of violations ... Read More »

E-waste needs more recycling effort


VietNamNet Bridge – The disposal of electronic waste in Viet Nam has been rapidly increasing for several years. However, the current recycling process amounts to preliminary processing and can hardly produce raw materials for re-production, experts have said. Discarded electronic waste is forecast to rapidly increase in Viet Nam. — Photo The Ha Noi University of Technology’s Institute of ... Read More »

HCM City calls for France’s investment in wastewater treatment


HCM City wants to cooperate with and receive investment from French enterprises in water drainage and wastewater and waste treatment in the southern hub, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Khoa. Ho Chi Minh City wants to receive France’s investment in solving water drainage At a working session with French Consul General in Ho Chi Minh ... Read More »

Hoi An seeks government help to protect Cua Dai Beach


Authorities in the ancient town of Hoi An are seeking government help to protect Cua Dai Beach which is facing more serious erosion following Storm Damrey. Big flood tides attacked the beach which has been protected by thousands of bags of sand. Up to around 1 kilometre of the beach dyke were damaged by the storm. Before the typhoon, Hoi ... Read More »

Blood-red waste water disturbs Hai Duong residents


Many households in Ninh Giang Township, in the northern province of Hai Duong, have said that their homes and drinking water are heavily polluted. Red waste water from Huong Quynh Dang Joint Stock Company, specialising in producing pork meat for export, is discharged to a section of a ditch and then to Luộc River in the northern province of Hai ... Read More »

Consider environment impact of dumping mud into sea: Minister


VietNamNet Bridge – Dumping waste mud into Quy Nhon City’s sea must not harm natural protection and aquaculture production areas, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said yesterday. Minister of Natural Resources and Environmant Tran Hong Ha said dredging canals at Quy Nhon Port was necessary, but environment impact had to be considered. VNA/VNS Photo  The minister ... Read More »

Water resource conflicts rising in VN: experts


Water resources have become a source of increasing conflict, highlighting issues of unsustainable exploitation and environmental degradation, experts say. Waste water from the Trieu Khuc plastic recycling village in Hanoi’s Tan Trieu is discharged directly into ponds and rivers, causing serious pollution.  The conflicts are at several levels – between development policy and preserving the environment, damage claims over, and ... Read More »