HCM City authorities are developing a plan for design and construction of underground spaces around metro line stations as part of an effort to renovate its inner districts and develop infrastructure in the next five years.
Deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Natural Resources and Environment Lê Tuấn Định spoke with Hà Nội Mới (New) newspaper about solving the root cause of environmental pollution in Hà Nội in a bid to improve air quality.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will continue improving forecasts to give quick warnings of extreme and dangerous weather to try and prevent national disasters.
The HCM City authorities have asked agencies to roll out policies to attract private investment for flood-prevention projects as the city struggles to find a solution to its flooding crisis.
Those who discharge more waste or fail to classify their rubbish could pay higher environmental fees.
By May 24, the total amount of water measured in 21 lakes in the province accounted for just more than 12 per cent of designed capacity.
The drought-hit Mekong Delta province of Long An this year needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 per cent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations.