Facelift for ageing industrial zone
Companies in the 320-hectare Bien Hoa Industrial Zone 1, the country's oldest industrial area, have asked the Government to come up with a detailed plan on the zone's shift to an urban trade-and-services area.
Pollution worsens in Dong Nai River
Pollution in the Dong Nai River, mostly from thousands of factories, continues to affect the water supply to residents and farmland in HCM City and surrounding provinces.
Police in nothern Hung Yen Province's environmental crimes unit have impounded a car carrying two tonnes of untreated hazardous waste on its way to be sold as scrap iron.
Plants told to tackle pollution
Residents in the city of My Tho in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang have complained about a bad odour that had been polluting the city, especially at dawn and sunset.
Brick kilns continue to pollute Ha Noi
More than 30 brick kilns in Ha Noi's Chuong My District keep operating, polluting the environment and impacting human health and production, even though the city's people's committee asked them to stop operations by the end of last year.
Sixty-one of 130 industrial workshops and parks inspected for pollution were fined a total VND5 billion (US$238,000) for breaches, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
British wooden furniture maker Rochdale Spears is continuing operations in southern Binh Duong Province despite being ordered to halt production due to pollution concerns, according to local authorities.
Sonadezi to compensate Dong Nai farmers in full today
The Sonadezi Long Thanh Company will pay the entire compensation it owes farmers in the southern province of Dong Nai Province today, local officials announced.
Ha Noi upgrades public toilets
Ha Noi plans to upgrade seven public toilets in the city's Old Quarter on a trial basis to serve tourists and local residents.
The only healthcare waste treatment station in the central province of Khanh Hoa's Nha Trang City has not been functional for the past 10 months, making it difficult for hospitals to get rid of their toxic waste.
Rivers in the city of Yen Bai are suffering from extreme pollution caused by dumped garbage and waste-water from homes and farms pouring directly into local rivers.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.