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Hanoi's pond and lake pollution reaches alarming levels

VietNamNet Bridge – The natural conditions in Hanoi are favorable for aquaculture with 4,327 hectares of lakes and rivers which allow the farming of fish in cages. The natural conditions are favorable for aquaculture Scientists say expanded Hanoi has 30,840 hectares of surface water usable for aquaculture with 17,945 farming households, 23 cooperatives and 17 ... Read More »

MONRE designs special policy for polluting facilities

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) is drafting a plan to maintain special control of units likely to cause pollution in 16 production fields and 28 industrial facilities. MONRE plans to maintain special control of units likely to cause pollution Deputy general director of the Vietnam Environment Agency (VEA), Hoang Van Thuc, said after ... Read More »

The man who can talk with birds

VietNamNet Bridge – With a special talent of imitating songs of hundreds of bird species, Truong Cam, a forest ranger in Bach Ma National Park in Thua Thien – Hue province, is known as ‘the bird caller’. Truong Cam, the bird caller Cam said his childhood and youth were associated with mountains, forests, birds and animals. Like other locals in ... Read More »

Is Vietnam following the wrong path in treating solid waste?

VietNamNet Bridge – Local authorities are trying to find advanced technologies for their waste treatment projects, but they appear to be satisfied with superficial solutions that do not treat the problem in a sustainable way.  Vietnam produces 12.8 million tons of solid waste a year In 2016, many households in Phu My Hung new urban area in district 7 in ... Read More »

Sea turtle conservation project to launch

VietNamNet Bridge – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) plans to launch a communication campaign to promote the non-use of plastic bags as a prelude to its sea turtle conservation programme on Ly Son Island in 2018. Concrete dykes and rapid urbanisation in Ly Son Island prevent the return of sea turtles for egg laying on warm and ... Read More »

Alarm bells ring as greenhouse gases hit HCM City

The eastern gate to the city centre is among the worst traffic hotspots in Ho Chi Minh City with thousands of vehicles passing by every day. browser not support iframe. Constant congestions keep belching out dense smoke over the streets. Le Van Ngoc Anh, a local resident in Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh City said “The air is so ... Read More »

Nha Trang Beach covered in driftwood after rains

Driftwood from the Cai River is being washed up on Nha Trang Beach after two days of heavy rains. The beach to the east of Tran Phu Street, which is considered the most beautiful beach in Khanh Hoa Province was covered in driftwood on the morning of December 27. Besides a large amount of driftwood, there are also plastic bottles ... Read More »

Private real estate projects crowd Saigon riverside space

VietNamNet Bridge – Truong Trong Nghia, a NA Deputy, at the working session with the HCMC People’s Committee, warned that the two banks of Sai Gon River are being ‘privatized’. “The real estate projects, while taking up public space, only serve wealthy people, not the 10 million city residents,” Nghia said. “Sai Gon River is a special beauty of HCMC ... Read More »

88 percent of hospitals have effective waste treatment systems

The Medical Environment Management Agency has announced that 478 out of 543 hospitals across Vietnam have well-operating waste treatment systems, accounting for 88 percent of the total. According to the agency’s statistics, the waste water treatment systems of 54 hospitals are not working or worked poorly, while 11 hospitals have no waste treatment facilities or are building new ones. Hazardous ... Read More »

Vietnam makes effort to protect coral reefs

VietNamNet Bridge – Up to 25 percent of marine species reside under coral reefs, many of which have been damaged. Vietnam makes efforts to protect coral reefs The typhoon No 12 which landed in Nha Trang City of Khanh Hoa province in early November caused severe damage to coral reefs deep under Nha Trang Bay.  According to Dam Hai Van ... Read More »