Ecological expert Nguyễn Hữu Thiện speaks to Nông Nghiệp Việt Nam (Việt Nam’s Agriculture) newspaper on the need for clearer environmental regulations for thermopower plants in the Mekong Delta to reduce risks to the region’s aquatic resources
Aerogel, an ultralight and versatile material, made for the first time from discarded plastic bottles, might contribute to tackling the global plastic scourge.
Increasing the use of non-fired building materials is a trend in many countries, including Việt Nam.
The People’s Committee in Đà Nẵng have imposed an administrative fine of VNĐ1.1 billion (US$47,800) on two joint-stock steel companies.
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has asked people’s committees of localities at central levels to make plans to use ash and cinder for construction and other purposes.
The building of new thermopower plants has recently become a cause célèbre in the country as economic demands and environmental concerns face off, especially with a number of localities rejecting central Government-approved plants.
Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An are opposed to the construction of a new thermal power plant project, saying that a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant should be built instead for power generation.
Việt Nam has for the first time ever become China’s biggest trade partner in the ASEAN bloc, with two-way trade hitting over US$10 billion for every month of 2018.
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) is struggling to handle nearly 6,000 of scrap containers held up at major sea ports around the country, which not only pose environmental concerns but also hinder the port’s activities.