Hydroelectric dams on Mekong River adversely affect locals
Wednesday,  Mar 21,2018,19:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The construction of hydroelectric dams on the Mekong River has left adverse impact on the livelihoods of local residents, heard a forum held in Can Tho City on March 20.
Huge flood control project behind schedule
Thursday,  Mar 15,2018,23:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC - A VND10 trillion project aimed at improving flood tide control in HCMC cannot be completed by April 30 as earlier scheduled, project developer Trung Nam Group said, citing slow site clearance.
Singapore bank DBS urged to stop financing coal-fired power projects in Vietnam
Thursday,  Mar 15,2018,23:47 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - Change, an environmental protection advocacy organization, has called on DBS, Singapore’s largest bank, to suspend its funding of coal-fired power projects in Vietnam, citing concerns over their severe impact on public health and the environment.
Saltwater intrusion less serious in Mekong Delta
Thursday,  Mar 8,2018,21:12 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is now less severe than in the same period in previous years thanks to unseasonal rain, according to a report of the Water Resource Directorate under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Quang Binh calling for investment in renewable energy
Wednesday,  Mar 7,2018,16:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Quang Binh Province is calling on domestic and foreign enterprises to invest in renewable energy to make use of the province’s potential for its sustainable development, news website Bnews reports.
Energy saving project for industrial manufacturing kicked off
Tuesday,  Mar 6,2018,23:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A project worth US$158 million to support domestic industrial enterprises in saving energy was launched on March 5 by the World Bank (WB) and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the news website theleader.vn reports.
More subject to environment tax - proposal
Friday,  Mar 2,2018,22:12 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Hospitals and waste treatment plants in HCMC would have to pay environment protection tax depending on their wastewater volume and pollution levels if a draft plan is approved.
Scientists seek solutions for Gieng River pollution
Friday,  Feb 9,2018,21:16 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A group of scientists and representatives of the environment agency in Binh Thuan Province yesterday attended a conference in Dong Nai Province to discuss solutions for environmental pollution in the Gieng River crossing their border areas.
Hoi An to launch German-funded solar power system
Tuesday,  Feb 6,2018,18:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - A solar power system will be put into operation at An Hoi Sculpture Garden in Hoi An City in the central province of Quang Nam on February 9 after two years of construction, news website Vietnamplus reports.
HCMC urges Da Phuoc to improve waste treatment technology
Thursday,  Feb 1,2018,18:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment has asked the operator of Da Phuoc Integrated Waste Management Facility in Binh Chanh District to rapidly draw up a plan to reduce burying of garbage and improve waste treatment technology.
Japan firm plans solar power plant in Binh Phuoc
Friday,  Jan 26,2018,22:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Asia Infonet Inc., a subsidiary of AIN Group of Japan, intends to build a solar power plant in the Becamex-Binh Phuoc Industrial and Urban Complex in Binh Phuoc Province, according to news site bnews.vn.
Electric cars have a long way to go
Friday,  Jan 26,2018,00:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Some automakers have shown the intention to develop electric car projects in Vietnam but there is a long way to go as electric cars can in no way compete with cars running on fossil fuels.
UpCycling plans river waste treatment facility in Can Tho
Tuesday,  Jan 23,2018,23:03 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – UpCycling Vietnam Co Ltd, a unit of Dutch firm UpCycling Plastic B.V., has plans to pilot a project to collect and treat waste from rivers in Can Tho City, heard a conference in the city on January 22.
Traders: Environment tax on E5 bio-fuel still high
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Fuel traders have complained about the high environment protection tax on E5 bio-fuel, saying it has made the retail price of E5 unattractive, news website Dan Tri reports.
HCMC considers collecting drainage fee
Friday,  Jan 5,2018,16:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC has plans to collect a wastewater drainage fee of VND1,800-2,000 (8-9 U.S. cents) per cubic meter of running water used, starting from this year.
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