Environment

Polluting factories still remain in Hanoi's residential quarters

Created 23 June 2017
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Hanoi authorities decided years ago that 117 polluting production facilities in the inner city must move to the suburbs or neighboring provinces. However, the relocation still has not been implemented.

Vietnam demotes top pollution inspector for Formosa toxic spill

Created 23 June 2017
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The Taiwanese steel plant has restarted operation a year after the disaster as officials said it has met environment requirements.

Vietnam demotes top pollution inspector for Formosa toxic spill

 

HCM City calls for private investment in waste water treatment

Created 22 June 2017
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As state and local budgets are limited, calling for private investment in waste water treatment is considered the most feasible solution for now. 

Tightened environmental protection at thermal power plants

Created 22 June 2017
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Vietnam will face grave consequences if it does not take strict action against pollution while striving to achieve the goal of 7% annual economic growth and power sector's 11% annual growth.

 

Water security from a geopolitical perspective

Created 21 June 2017
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Why does Laos insist on building more hydroelectric dams when Vietnam and many other countries believe that it is not the optimal solution for energy, environmental and societal development?

Lam Dong: Environment watchdog issues fine of VND400 mln on polluter

Created 21 June 2017
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People’s Committee in the highlands province of Lam Dong has issued fine of VND400million ($17,601) to Atlantic Vietnam Company in Bao Loc city-based Loc Son Industrial Park.

 

Vietnam targets 42 percent forest coverage by 2020

Created 20 June 2017
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Vietnam aims to increase the nationwide forest coverage to 42 percent, equivalent to 14.4 million hectares, by 2020, according to the target programme on sustainable forest development during 2016-2020 recently approved by the Prime Minister.

Vietnam’s rice granary endangered by water shortage

Created 20 June 2017
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The weaker water flow towards the downstream Mekong River has caused drought in  The Mekong Delta, affecting the livelihood of millions of people in the area.

 

Measures to prevent landslides in the Mekong Delta

Created 19 June 2017
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24 coastal areas in the Mekong Delta with a total length of 147 km have recorded landslide and soil erosion.

Beautiful beach faces destruction in Hoi An

Created 19 June 2017
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Located about 5km from the ancient town of Hội An, Cửa Đại Beach was known as one of the most stunning beaches in Asia. Its white sand and pristine blue water made it a popular destination among tourists. However, the beautiful beach has been threatened by coastal erosion in recent years. The rate of erosion has been rapid, with a yearly average of 10-15m with 2,000m in length, according to experts at a national conference discussing saving Hội An’s coastal area. 

 

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