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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.
Road upgrades make 8,400 households in HCMC vulnerable to floods
Tuesday,  Jun 13,2017,22:43 (GMT+7)
HCMC – More than 8,400 households in HCMC have been made vulnerable to floods by environment cleanup and road upgrade projects.
Residents can inspect waste treatment facilities in HCMC
Monday,  Jun 12,2017,22:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has requested investors of waste treatment facilities to let local residents come and inspect next month, said Le Van Khoa, the city’s vice chairman.
HCMC’s environment quality worrisome
Monday,  Jun 12,2017,22:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The city’s environment quality has become a bigger worry for residents due to heavy pollution caused by wastewater, dust, noise and solid waste, said Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, chairwoman of the HCMC People’s Council.
Panasonic wins Vietnam Environmental Award 2017
Wednesday,  Jun 7,2017,22:54 (GMT+7)
Panasonic Vietnam, a provider of air-conditioning solutions to buildings, has received the Vietnam Environmental Award 2017 from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for its stringent efforts and outstanding achievements in the cause of environmental protection.
Floods forecast to come early
Wednesday,  Jun 7,2017,22:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Southern Vietnam will suffer from early floods while the northern and central regions may have to face forest fires in the dry season this year, said the weather forecaster.
Pollution in HCMC a burden too heavy to shoulder
Wednesday,  Jun 7,2017,22:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Pollution in HCMC remains an unbearable burden as the infrastructure system in the city trails far behind the socio-economic development demand, shows a report prepared by the municipal government as input for the People’s Council meeting next week.
HCMC to relocate cement plants
Tuesday,  Jun 6,2017,22:58 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The People’s Committee of HCMC on June 5 sent a proposal to the Ministry of Construction for restricting cement production and moving the current cement facilities out of the city.
Hazardous waste treatment plant relocated to Cu Chi
Tuesday,  Jun 6,2017,22:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC - HCMC Urban Environment Co Ltd will relocate the hazardous waste treatment plant with a capacity of 21 tons a day in Dong Thanh Commune in Hoc Mon District to Phuoc Hiep Commune in Cu Chi District alongside a plan to change treatment technology.
Ministry considers hiking environmental tax on fuels
Monday,  Jun 5,2017,22:51 (GMT+7)
HANOI – A higher environmental tax imposed on fuels will help increase budget revenues in the context of fuel import tariffs being reduced in accordance with trade commitments with other countries, said Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha.
Environment tax on nylon bags seen rising
Friday,  Jun 2,2017,19:54 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Finance has proposed increasing the environmental tax on nylon bags to the VND40,000-200,000 range (US$1.76-8.81) per kg from the current VND30,000-50,000.
Environmental protection costs VND26.4 trillion per year
Friday,  Jun 2,2017,19:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam annually spent an average of VND26.4 trillion (US$1.16 billion) on environmental protection in the 2012-2016 period, according to the Finance Ministry.
Major Mekong Delta irrigation project needs review
Wednesday,  May 31,2017,21:09 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Pros and cons of a major irrigation project in the Mekong Delta should be put under review prior to execution, said Le Anh Tuan, deputy director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Can Tho University.
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