Mekong Delta needs coping measures for land subsidence
Thursday,  Mar 23,2017,22:16 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - The Mekong Delta has sunk 2-4 cm a year, with low-lying coastal areas facing the most severe subsidence, said Piet Hoekstra of Holland’s Utrecht University at a seminar on Tuesday on challenges and solutions for subsidence in the delta.
PM Phuc orders stop to licensing of river dredging
Thursday,  Mar 23,2017,01:20 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the Ministry of Transport to immediately stop the licensing of river dredging and sand mining projects.
PM visits first local WTE project in Ha Nam Province
Tuesday,  Mar 21,2017,00:35 (GMT+7)
HANOI - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has dropped by HMC Hydraulics Ltd in Dong Van 2 industrial park in Ha Nam Province to gain hands-on knowledge of locally developed waste-to-energy (WTE) technology.
Deputy PM: Forest protection vital
Monday,  Mar 20,2017,23:19 (GMT+7)
VINH – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called for government agencies to enhance law enforcement to better protect forests despite some past achievements.
Enterprises more environment-conscious after Formosa crisis
Wednesday,  Mar 15,2017,22:09 (GMT+7)
HANOI - The Formosa environment pollution incident is a wake-up call to enterprises as they have become more compliant to policies and adopt internal environment regulations, announced the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in their Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI 2016) report released on March 14.
HCMC frets about Long An power center
Tuesday,  Mar 14,2017,20:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC - A US$5-billion thermo-power center project with a total capacity of 2,800MW to be built in Long An Province has caused anxiety among HCMC authorities who point out that pollution might spread to the city as the project site is in close proximity to the nation’s largest economic center.
Buildings still electricity guzzlers
Friday,  Mar 10,2017,17:19 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Buildings in Vietnam are and will remain the largest consumers of electricity despite plenty of regulations on green buildings.
Deputy PM orders sand export suspension
Thursday,  Mar 9,2017,21:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has told relevant ministries to suspend licensing private sector projects to export sea sand.
HCMC to broadcast environment indicators on electronic boards
Tuesday,  Mar 7,2017,20:59 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment will start late this month broadcasting eight indicators on air and water quality.
Farm scrap needs to be treated as natural resource
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,23:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Many people have long seen scrap in the agricultural production process as a kind of garbage harmful to the environment even though it can be treated as a natural resource to help enterprises reduce input costs.
US$146 million disbursed for victims of fish kill on central coast
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,23:21 (GMT+7)
HANOI –The four central coast provinces hit by last April's fish kill had by February 18 disbursed VND3,330 billion (US$146 million), over 70% of VND4,680 billion which the Government has advanced, for victims to cope with the aftermath of the incident.
Thermal tech assoc chairman: Coal-fueled power plants inevitable
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,23:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam has no other choice but to continue building coal-fueled power plants to meet higher energy demand and back economic growth, said Truong Duy Nghia, chairman of the Vietnam Science and Thermal Technology Association.
Work starts on second phase of environment project
Monday,  Feb 27,2017,21:13 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The government of HCMC on Friday broke ground for an interceptor drain package worth around US$85 million in the second phase of an environmental sanitation project in the city.
City to erase 12 flood-prone sites by mid-June
Friday,  Feb 24,2017,18:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The government of HCMC has asked for a removal of 12 sites from the list of flood-prone areas by mid-June this year. The city now has 35 locations that are often heavily inundated after rain or during flood tide.
HCMC gets Japan aid to upgrade drainage system
Thursday,  Feb 23,2017,21:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Japan will provide around VND300 billion out of the total VND323 billion (US$14.1 million) needed for a project to upgrade an aging water drainage system in HCMC.
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