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Clean Air Asia urges Can Tho to control air pollution
Wednesday,  May 24,2017,23:41 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Certain air pollution indicators in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have exceeded permissible levels, and the pollution there would worsen if the municipal government does not take drastic preventive measures, said Ho Quoc Bang, an expert from Clean Air Asia.
Sand mining kills rivers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Monday,  May 22,2017,22:30 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - With regard to the recent serious river bank landslides, experts have warned that if sand mining continues, the situation will become worse.
Natural disasters cause VND40 trillion in damage in 2016
Monday,  May 22,2017,22:25 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Climate change with extreme weather last year caused damages totaling an estimated VND40 trillion (around US$1.7 billion), heard a conference jointly held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the United Nations Children’s Fund in Hanoi last week.
APP gets environment award
Thursday,  May 18,2017,22:03 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Vietnam Environment Administration awarded a certificate to Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) for its Integrated Forestry and Farming Strategy (IFFS) at the Eco-Products International Fair 2017 in HCMC last week.
HCMC still prone to inundation as many flood control projects undone
Wednesday,  May 17,2017,21:40 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Residents should expect flooding when there is heavy rain as just 23 of 40 flood-prone sites have been rehabilitated, according to the HCMC Steering Center of Urban Flood Control Program.
Experts propose suspending Pak Beng hydropower project
Monday,  May 15,2017,21:03 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - Experts are calling for a suspension of the Pak Beng hydropower project which Laos is developing on the Mekong River’s mainstream and for an extension of prior consultations.
HCMC to strengthen adaptation to climate change
Friday,  May 12,2017,18:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC - As one of the 10 cities expected to be hit the hardest by climate change, HCMC will work out specific solutions and policies and use more resources to effectively cope with climate change.
Long An suggests using liquefied gas for power center
Thursday,  May 11,2017,21:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Long An Province government has suggested the Ministry of Industry and Trade allow it to use liquefied natural gas to fuel its power center instead of coal, or apply modern Japanese or Korean technologies to ensure environmental protection there.
Environmental monitoring station to be built next to Lee & Man Paper Mill
Wednesday,  May 3,2017,23:49 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Fretting over the impacts of wastewater discharged from the Lee & Man Vietnam paper mill project on the aquaculture production of local people, Hau Giang Province will build an environmental monitoring station next to the project.
Plans weighed to restrict private vehicles in HCMC
Friday,  Apr 28,2017,13:17 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Restricting private vehicles is a must to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in HCMC, said the director of the city’s Department of Transport at a meeting on April 27 on the city’s socio-economic performance in the first four months of 2017.
HCMC expands waste classification at source
Tuesday,  Apr 25,2017,23:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC - After launching a trial waste classification scheme in districts 1, 3, 5, 6, 12 and Binh Thanh, the HCMC government has announced a
Experts: Further stock losses likely this week
Monday,  Apr 24,2017,21:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Securities experts have projected the market will continue its downtrend this week as the VN-Index has declined for two consecutive sessions given low trading value last week.
Local firms unprepared for climate change adaptation
Monday,  Apr 24,2017,21:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Although many enterprises to some extent show their awareness of the impact of climate change on business and production activities, they have not taken specific actions to deal with climate change.
Green bus operators worry about possible gas price spike
Thursday,  Apr 20,2017,00:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC - A plan of HCMC to treble the number of buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) by the end of 2017 might be in jeopardy as the CNG price has increased this year and is forecast to edge up further in the coming years.
El Nino seen hitting Vietnam in second half
Wednesday,  Apr 19,2017,21:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The El Nino weather phenomenon is forecast to strike Vietnam again in the second half of the year, according to the national weather forecast center.
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