HCM City authorities are strengthening control over the trade of oil and petroleum products to ensure safety at petrol stations and gas shops that sell flammable substances.
Nguyễn Mạnh Dũng, CEO of Namilux, one of the leading gas stove manufacturers in Việt Nam, said his company tied up with a Japanese partner and has adopted Japanese standards in its production for nearly 20 years.
Air quality in Hà Nội overall has gotten better in the first four months of the year, but not in all parts of the city.
At 1am, when most people are sleeping, a small corner near the Quy Nhơn seaport in Hải Cảng Ward, Quy Nhơn City in the central province of Bình Định, is bustling.
More than 90 per cent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually.
Many retailers have announced sales promotions to attract shoppers during the long Reunification Day-Labour Day weekend.
Hundreds of historical artifacts dating back centuries go on display for the very first time this week in Hà Nội.
Hà Nội plans to stop the use of beehive-shaped coal bricks by 2020 as part of measures to improve air quality and living conditions, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.