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.
VND10 trillion flood control project near completion
Wednesday,  Jan 3,2018,23:15 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A flood control project capitalized at VND10 trillion in HCMC is now 65% complete after one year and a half of construction and is expected to be finished in April.
US$9 million borrowed from Kuwait to adapt to climate change
Wednesday,  Dec 20,2017,23:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Finance on December 19 signed a deal with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development to borrow over US$9 million, or VND212 billion, for a climate change adaptation project in the northern province of Thai Binh.
Nexif Energy to develop US$160-million wind farm in Ben Tre
Tuesday,  Dec 19,2017,18:11 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The government of Ben Tre Province has permitted Nexif Energy Management Pte Ltd to develop a US$160-million wind farm with a total capacity of 80 MW in Thanh Hai Ward, Hanh Phu District.
Construction Ministry allows Formosa to sell fly ash
Monday,  Dec 18,2017,18:18 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Building Materials Department under the Ministry of Construction has permitted the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co Ltd (FHS) to sell fly ash to building material producers.
Govt orders inspections of emission standard conformity
Tuesday,  Dec 12,2017,22:55 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has required inspections of the application of Euro 4 emissions standards at fuel enterprises, Dan Tri news website quoted a statement of the Government Office.
Ministries warn of Chinese tech use for refinery upgrade
Thursday,  Dec 7,2017,23:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministries of Science-Technology and Public Security have urged Saigon Petro Co Ltd to carefully consider the use of Chinese technology for a project to upgrade its Cat Lai refinery in HCMC, Dan Tri news website reports.
Quang Tri to have 22-million-euro wind farm
Thursday,  Dec 7,2017,23:21 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Tan Hoan Cau Group and Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas on December 6 signed a deal to build a wind farm at a total cost of more than 22 million euros in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province.
EU supports sustainable energy in rural areas of Vietnam
Monday,  Dec 4,2017,18:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Representatives of the Vietnamese Government and the European Union (EU) on December 1 signed an agreement in which the EU provides 108 million euros in assistance for Vietnam to enhance access to sustainable energy in rural areas.
Ground broken for wind farm in Ben Tre
Wednesday,  Nov 29,2017,22:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Mekong Wind Power JSC, a member of TTC Group, on November 28 started work on a wind farm in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, Thanh Nien newspaper reports.
HCMC alerted against highly-toxic fumes from incinerators
Tuesday,  Nov 28,2017,23:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Exhaust emissions from incinerators in HCMC will be a big threat to the environment and the health of residents living near waste-to-energy plants, so the city government should be carefully screen such projects, said experts at a seminar in the city on Sunday.
28 projects put under special environment surveillance
Tuesday,  Nov 28,2017,23:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Up to 28 projects that pose high environmental risks would be put under special surveillance, according to Hoang Van Thuc, deputy general director of the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA).
NA cancels VND10 trillion allocation for flood control in HCMC
Monday,  Nov 27,2017,17:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Flood control projects in HCMC will not get an allocation of VND10 trillion from the central budget though such projects were initially included in the medium-term public investment plan for 2016-2020, according to a National Assembly resolution.
HCMC wants to cancel WB-funded anti-flood project
Friday,  Nov 24,2017,00:17 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC government wants to cancel the HCMC Flood Risk Management Project worth US$437 million due to differences with the World Bank as the key lender, the Ministry of Planning and Investment said in a report to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
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