Ministry says no to proposed BOT thermal power project
7/15/2018 9:47:00 AM (GMT+7)
Experts have applauded the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s decision on not licensing the Vung Ang II BOT (build, operation, transfer) coal-fired thermal power project, saying that this is a ‘necessary caution’.

Strong actions needed to not turn Vietnam into world’s scrap destination
7/15/2018 2:48:47 PM (GMT+7)
 To prevent Vietnam becoming a destination for scrap from other countries, ministries, sectors and localities need to enhance coordination in managing scrap imports and use of scrap as production material.

HCM City to extend environmental sanitation project by 2030
7/13/2018 4:05:18 PM (GMT+7)
HCM City’s People’s Committee has asked the Prime Minister and relevant agencies to approve an extension of the second phase of its environmental sanitation project to 2030 as a foreign contractor has yet to be selected.

Fruit, vegetable waste causes serious pollution at wholesale markets
7/13/2018 5:18:07 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City is facing ongoing issues from agro-product waste at its wholesale markets and has yet to come up with a solution, reported Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.

Online wildlife trade needs to be better monitored
7/15/2018 12:04:32 AM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam’s illegal online trade of wildlife is occurring on websites that end with “.vn” and “.com” domain names, including social media websites, according to a study released recently by TRAFFIC.

Bac Ninh now wealthier, but environment worse
7/14/2018 7:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
The craft villages in Bac Ninh province have become well off in the last 20 years. However, they have paid a heavy price for the wealth: the environment is seriously polluted.

The concern of the billionaires’ ‘vehicle dismantling’ village in Bac Giang
7/13/2018 7:10:00 AM (GMT+7)
In exchange for wealth, the billionaires in the ‘vehicle dismantling’ village in Bac Giang have to live in serious pollution and the fear that fire and explosion may occur at anytime.

Binh Thuan businesses protest beach erosion
7/13/2018 3:33:16 PM (GMT+7)
 Many businesses in Binh Thuan said they face difficulties and called on provincial authorities to resolve them.

Two publications launched to protect bears in Vietnam
7/13/2018 11:54:53 AM (GMT+7)
 Two publications giving instructions on caring for rescued moon and sun bears, as well as guidance to plant herbal alternatives to bear bile were launched at a ceremony on July 10.

Gov’t plan to reduce number of polluting enterprises
7/13/2018 10:54:12 AM (GMT+7)
 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a VNĐ535 billion (US$23 million) programme to wipe out utility enterprises seriously polluting the environment by 2020.

'Queen of Primates' on Son Tra Peninsula
7/12/2018 3:51:40 PM (GMT+7)
The Son Tra Peninsula, about 10km in the northeast of downtown Da Nang city, is home to about 300-400 red shanked douc langurs, a rare species deemed the "Queen of Primates".

Gov’t Inspectorate proposes new contract for HCM City waste treatment complex
7/12/2018 5:12:44 PM (GMT+7)
The Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam has recommended that a contract between HCM City and Viet Nam Waste Solutions Inc for receipt and treatment of solid waste at the city’s Da Phuoc Solid Waste Treatment Complex...