HCMC wastewater treatment sector expected to draw investors
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HCMC – Many investors are expected to pour capital into the wastewater treatment sector in HCMC as the municipal government is working on incentives for enterprises in this sector.
Vietnam borrows funds from Japan to cope with salinity intrusion
Thursday,  Jul 20,2017,21:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam on Tuesday cut a deal with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to borrow ODA loans of about 24.3 trillion yen, or some US$215 million, for building salinity intrusion prevention works in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.
Several companies want to develop waste-to-power projects in HCMC
Wednesday,  Jul 19,2017,20:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Several companies have expressed keen interest in developing waste-to-power projects in HCMC given the high potential in the sector, and this tendency is also aligned with the city’s vision to create favorable conditions for investors to recycle garbage to electricity and compost.
ADB helps Danang develop waste treatment solutions
Wednesday,  Jul 19,2017,20:48 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Danang City’s government on July 18 signed a transaction advisory services agreement to develop a new land fill and waste treatment facility.
Ly Son Island restricts plastic bag use
Friday,  Jul 14,2017,19:27 (GMT+7)
The authority of Ly Son Island District off Quang Ngai Province has issued a directive calling on local residents to minimize the use of plastic bags in an effort to build a clean and green island.
Ba Bo Canal still polluted despite costly cleanup
Thursday,  Jul 6,2017,23:25 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ba Bo Canal in Thu Duc District, HCMC is still polluted despite a costly project to clean it up, said Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, chairwoman of the HCMC People’s Council.
HCMC to sanction improper waste classification
Wednesday,  Jul 5,2017,23:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment will ask the municipal government to issue a rule on waste classification at source, with fines to be imposed on violators.
Tighter environment standards for cement makers
Tuesday,  Jul 4,2017,23:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – As more cement plants are up and running in Vietnam while the cement oversupply is far from over, the nation should set out rigorous standards for the industry to choose those projects saving energy and protecting the environment.
Ministry insists on environment tax hike on fuels
Tuesday,  Jul 4,2017,23:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Despite a public uproar, the Ministry of Finance has shown no signs of backing off its plan to hike the environmental protection tax on fuels by VND3,000-8,000 a liter, double or triple the current level.
Chinese firm builds waste treatment plant in Can Tho
Monday,  Jul 3,2017,22:48 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - EB Environmental Energy Co Ltd in Can Tho City, a unit of China Everbright International Co Ltd, last Friday began construction on a first waste-to-energy plant in the city.
Investors keen on renewable projects
Monday,  Jul 3,2017,22:09 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam will need around US$74 billion to build power plants to meet growing demand for electricity by 2025. Many investors have shown interest in renewable projects, heard an energy customer conference held by Thanh Thanh Cong (TTC) Group last Friday.
HCMC needs huge capital for transport and environment projects
Wednesday,  Jun 28,2017,22:13 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC is calling for stronger private investment in transport and environmental protection projects as the city can arrange only 20% of total financing in the 2016-2020 period which is estimated to amount to VND850 trillion (US$37.5 billion).
Environment official sacked over Formosa’s violations
Thursday,  Jun 22,2017,23:39 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Luong Duy Hanh, director of the Environmental Protection and Control Department under the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), has been dismissed for his dereliction of duty related to Formosa Ha Tinh’s discharge of toxic industrial waste that polluted the central coast.
EU, Vietnam launch energy partnership group to promote sustainable growth
Thursday,  Jun 22,2017,23:07 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Vietnam Energy Partnership Group between Vietnam and the European Union was launched in Hanoi on June 21 with a goal of attracting enterprises, especially from the private sector, to take part in the field of sustainable energy.
Seafood processors guzzle energy
Thursday,  Jun 15,2017,22:22 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Seafood processing enterprises are energy guzzlers, said Nguyen Thanh Tung, head of the Technical and Application Division of the Can Tho Energy Conservation Center.
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