Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, People’s Committees at all levels and other relevant agencies to review their land use starting on August 1, 2019.
The notoriously polluted Tô Lịch River is undergoing an experimental treatment with Japanese technology that promised to restore purity and life-giving quality to the flow that has for long considered ‘a dead river’ by many citizens in Hà Nội.
Overlapping and ineffective co-ordination between ministries and agencies has been blamed for poor solid waste management in Việt Nam’s rural areas.
After years of suffering, the residents could not take the stink any more.
The central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế's People’s Committee has refused a proposal by a harbour investor to dump over 700,000 cu.m of mud into the sea.
Over 4,900 scrap containers left unclaimed for 90 days are piling up at major seaports across the country, raising environmental concerns.
The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has submitted a proposal to the city’s People’s Committee seek domestic and foreign investors for a waste-burning power project.
HCM City authorities recently asked for joint-ministerial collaboration to review all military-controlled land currently being used for commercial purposes.
It’s a familiar idiom: One’s man trash is another man’s treasure.
Việt Nam has gradually improved its legal framework to control persistent organic pollutants but there remain challenges in tackling environmental problems, according to experts.