Dialogue discusses environmental protection measures

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry jointly held a policy dialogue on environment and sustainable development in Ho Chi Minh City on June 5

Vietnam’s craft villages harm the environment

Some 5,000 craft villages across the country have been seriously polluting the environment and threatening the health of residents in surrounding areas.

Vietnam seeking solutions to industrial waste

Industrial waste dumped at landfills is causing significant environmental problems in the country. As Vietnam's economy grows, industrial waste disposal has become more of a challenge.

Vietnam Waste Solutions tracks down smell in Ho Chi Minh City

Residents in the southern area of Ho Chi Minh City, including Phu My Hung Township, have been complaining that their daily lives are badly affected by a stink in the air. Some claim that this is caused by the nearby Da Phuoc Integrated Waste Management Facility. VIR’s Bao Minh talked with David Duong, president and CEO of Vietnam Waste Solutions – the investor of the complex – on this issue.

Quảng Ninh’s dumping sites to close by year-end

Thousands of households living near polluted dumping sites in this northern province will soon heave a sigh of relief as they will be closed by the end of this year.

Weak adherence to environment law leads to licensing of polluting projects

Investors' reports on the possible environment impact of their projects are often vague and cursory, but government agencies frequently approve them.

Formosa's hazardous waste cannot be treated in Ha Tinh province

None of the waste treatment plants in Ha Tinh province has technology that is advanced enough to treat hazardous industrial waste, according to the Ha Tinh Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

New initiative to reduce chemical risks to environmental and human health

Ha Noi 14 April 2016 - With the funding from the Global Environment Facility, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the UN Development Program (UNDP) launched a $2.55-million initiative today to help better manage harmful chemicals and reduce their impacts on environmental and human health.

Ho Chi Minh City sets to clear pollution hotspot

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has issued a plan to completely handle long lasting environmental pollution in Dong Hung Thuan ward of District 12, home to 42 polluting weaving, dyeing, paper and package plants.

Marine pollution at alarming rate off Vietnam’s coast

Vietnam is facing serious marine pollution with mass fish deaths in some central provinces last April the latest incident recorded.