Ministry says no opposition to environment tax hike plan
Friday,  May 18,2018,15:46 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A proposal to raise the environmental protection tax on fuels to the maximum rate does not face strong public opposition, since the higher tax is still within the tax bracket of a draft Law on the Environmental Tax, according to the Finance Ministry.
Deputy PM orders special environment surveillance at Formosa Ha Tinh
Thursday,  May 17,2018,19:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called for continued special environment surveillance at Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Iron and Steel Co Ltd, Tien Phong newspaper reports.
HCMC struggles with flood control
Thursday,  May 10,2018,23:46 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Heavy rain in the past two days has submerged many parts of HCMC under water while anti-flooding projects are stalled, Tuoi Tre Online newspaper reports.
HCMC proposes piloting motorcycle emissions tests
Thursday,  May 10,2018,23:44 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC Department of Transport on May 8 asked the Ministry of Transport for permission to pilot emissions tests on motorcycles in the city, Thanh Nien newspaper reports.
Nguyen Huu Canh flooded despite massive water pump
Tuesday,  May 8,2018,23:18 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Nguyen Huu Canh Street in downtown HCMC was still submerged under water after heavy rain on May 7 although the HCMC government earlier signed an agreement to hire a massive water pump to prevent the street from floods, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.
Energy labels to be affixed to motorbikes
Thursday,  May 3,2018,16:58 (GMT+7)
Major flood control project in HCMC suspended
Thursday,  May 3,2018,16:58 (GMT+7)
Danang beach pollution needs coping solutions
Friday,  Apr 27,2018,13:44 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Danang should adopt solutions to deal with pollution at beaches, which is caused by trash and untreated wastewater.
Ecosystem vital for sustainable tourism development in Mekong Delta
Monday,  Apr 23,2018,23:40 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - The Mekong Delta needs to protect its natural ecosystem as it is crucial for sustainable tourism development, experts said at a seminar in Can Tho City on April 20.
HCMC government hires pump system to fight flooding
Friday,  Apr 20,2018,18:20 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC government on April 19 reviewed preliminary results of a project to use an industrial-scale pump to control flooding on Nguyen Huu Canh Street and signed an agreement on flood prevention with Quang Trung Industry Group Joint Stock Company as the pump operator.
Motorbikes likely to have energy efficiency labels
Wednesday,  Apr 11,2018,23:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Motorbikes will likely have energy efficiency labels under a draft rule just passed around for public comment by Vietnam Register, news website Thanh Nien reports.
Experts concerned over sea dyke project
Monday,  Apr 9,2018,18:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Experts have voiced concerns over a major sea dyke project connecting Vung Tau City and Tien Giang Province’s Go Cong off the coast of HCMC.
Ministry says it gets support to hike environment tax on fuels
Tuesday,  Apr 3,2018,22:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Most of relevant ministries, agencies, localities, organizations and individuals have thrown their weight behind a draft resolution to increase environmental protection tax on fuels prepared by the Ministry of Finance, according to news site Vietnamnet.
ADB ready to lend US$350 million to HCMC anti-flood project
Thursday,  Mar 29,2018,23:29 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said it is ready to provide a US$350-million loan for HCMC to develop a foot-dragging flood control project after the World Bank withdrew from this project as a lender.
Binh Chanh hit hard by water pollution
Thursday,  Mar 22,2018,19:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Water pollution is looming in HCMC’s outlying district of Binh Chanh, with thousands of fish and rice farming families there under threat.
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