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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.
Construction Ministry tasked with assessing coal ash treatment
Friday,  Nov 17,2017,00:28 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Construction to work with relevant ministries to assess and accelerate a scheme for treating coal ash and other waste from thermal power, chemical and fertilizer plants and turn them into construction materials.
Vietnam’s energy sector faces tough competition
Wednesday,  Nov 15,2017,21:20 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Vietnam’s energy sector is facing tough competition with many countries in Asia and America since most energy giants have scaled down investment due to the low oil price, said Mark Edmunds, Southeast Asia Energy & Resources Industry Leader and Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Sector Leader for Deloitte.
Big manufacturing projects subject to strict supervision
Wednesday,  Nov 8,2017,16:43 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has said 28 major industrial manufacturing projects will be closely monitored as they pose high risk of environmental pollution.
Fight against illegal sand mining to intensify
Monday,  Nov 6,2017,19:12 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC will join forces with five neighboring provinces to fight illegal sand mining as the unchecked problem needs a concerted effort to solve, heard a meeting on November 3.
Multiple climate change adaptation projects in the offing
Friday,  Nov 3,2017,14:25 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 31 approved a national target program for adaptation to climate change and green growth for the 2016-2020 period, paving the way for the implementation of multiple projects.
Tropical lows move towards southern Vietnam
Friday,  Nov 3,2017,00:12 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Two tropical lows in the East Sea are moving towards southern Vietnam, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.
​Experts concerned about tourism project encroaching on Tien River
Thursday,  Nov 2,2017,18:49 (GMT+7)
HCMC - A tourism park project in Cai Be District, Tien Giang Province has sparked concern among experts and residents as it is encroaching on a 7-hectare area of the Tien River, according to VnExpress online newspaper.
Ministry proposes cutting business conditions
Thursday,  Nov 2,2017,18:45 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed the Government and the Ministry of Planning and Investment simplify business and investment conditions for enterprises in the natural resources and environment domain.
Maritime authority proposes dumping dredged sediments into sea
Wednesday,  Nov 1,2017,23:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA) has sought approval from the provincial government of Binh Dinh to sink around 439,000 cubic meters of waste from a passage dredging project into the sea.
Climate change exposes HCMC to extreme weather
Monday,  Oct 30,2017,21:09 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Extreme weather, especially abnormally heavy rain, has been increasingly frequent in HCMC this year as a result of climate change, according to the HCMC Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program (SCFC).
HCMC to hike water resource tax
Thursday,  Oct 26,2017,23:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Suppliers of running water in HCMC will have to pay a higher water resource tax from November 1, according to a newly-released decision by the city government.
Forest coverage leaps to over 41%
Wednesday,  Oct 25,2017,18:31 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s forest coverage has risen to more than 41% from around 28% in the early 1990s, said Phan Xuan Dung, chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Committee of Science, Technology and Environment.
Titanium mining puts environment at stake
Tuesday,  Oct 24,2017,18:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Titanium mining and processing projects in central coast provinces have left negative impact on other economic sectors and put the environment at risk of severe pollution.
Heineken Vietnam keen on bagasse-based electricity generation
Wednesday,  Oct 18,2017,19:56 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Heineken Vietnam has been using electricity from bagasse-fired generators to meet its production needs so far.
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