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Official dismissed over plan for waste dumping into sea
Friday,  Aug 11,2017,13:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Industrial Policy and Strategy Institute has fired Ha Quoc Quan for his involvement in a controversial plan to dump nearly one million cubic meters of dredged sediments into waters off the coast of Binh Thuan Province.
Ministry proposes new site to dump dredged sediments
Thursday,  Aug 10,2017,23:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked the Government for permission to dump nearly one million cubic meters of dredged sediments at the site of Vinh Tan general port, instead of into the sea, Dan Tri news website reports.
HCMC needs VND10 trillion for 36 flood control projects
Tuesday,  Aug 8,2017,23:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The government of HCMC, which is facing rising inundation triggered by rain and flood tides, is seeking an allocation of nearly VND10 trillion (US$43.96 million) from the central State budget to fund 36 flood control projects in 2016-2020.
Public capital disbursement in HCMC reaches 50.5% of plan
Friday,  Aug 4,2017,21:55 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Capital disbursed for public projects in HCMC in the first seven months of 2017 reached only 50.5% of the year’s plan, lower than targeted, announced the city’s Department of Planning and Investment at a meeting on August 3.
VRN proposes suspending project encroaching on Dong Nai River
Friday,  Aug 4,2017,21:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN) on August 2 proposed the Prime Minister immediately cancel an urban development project that aims to encroach on a section of the Dong Nai River due to numerous potential consequences. 
HCMC supports consortium’s wastewater treatment project
Thursday,  Aug 3,2017,22:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC government has voiced its support for a project to develop a wastewater treatment plant by a consortium comprising Phu Xuan Construction and Trading Co Ltd and SFC Vietnam Investment Development for Environment Corp.
Vietnam should speed up renewable energy development
Wednesday,  Aug 2,2017,22:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam should develop renewable energy sources in a timely manner in order to meet the rising demand for electricity in the years to come, according to industry watchers.
Expert: Cars should be restricted first
Wednesday,  Aug 2,2017,22:43 (GMT+7)
HCMC – It is necessary to reduce the number of cars on the road in Hanoi and HCMC first, instead of motorbikes, according to Khuat Viet Hung, vice chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee.
HCMC region urged to protect environment in development process
Wednesday,  Jul 26,2017,22:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Construction planning for HCMC region by 2030 with a vision towards 2050 should focus on urbanization in the northern and eastern areas and environmental protection given climate change, heard a conference in HCMC on July 25.
PM: Any repeated violations will lead to Formosa closure
Tuesday,  Jul 25,2017,23:48 (GMT+7)
HANOI - Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co Ltd (FHS) will be forced to close its steel complex if it repeats violations of the environmental protection law, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 24.
Large cities facing rising air pollution
Monday,  Jul 24,2017,23:41 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Many large cities in Vietnam are struggling with a slew of acute environmental problems such as air pollution, according to a report on Vietnam’s urban environment by the Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Vinafis objects to discharge of dredged sediments into sea
Monday,  Jul 24,2017,22:15 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - The Vietnam Fisheries Society (Vinafis) has requested the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to urgently nullify a license for Vinh Tan 1 Power Company Ltd. to discharge nearly one million cubic meters of dredged sediments into the waters off Binh Thuan Province.
HCMC wastewater treatment sector expected to draw investors
Friday,  Jul 21,2017,21:29 (GMT+7)
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.
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