Environment

City needs better waste treatment technology

HCM City buries much of all its solid waste instead of classifying and processing it, thus affecting the environment, and officials are calling for seeking investment from more sources and greater use of technology.
Hanoi to improve care for Hoan Kiem turtle Society

Hanoi to improve care for Hoan Kiem turtle

Relevant departments and branches are advised to enlarge the special water tank in Hoan Kiem Lake to provide the lake’s giant turtle with better treatment and care before it is released back into the lake.
Environment

Need for climate-change data

HCM City needs to create a legal approach so that it can successfully develop programmes to cope with climate change, experts have said.
Environment

Polluting firm fined 10,000 USD

The HCM City's Department of Natural Resources and Environment has asked the city People's Committee to fine the Vuon Lai Printing Joint-Stock Company for seriously polluting the environment.
Society

HCM City dumps 80 percent of sewage into rivers

HCM City's Department of Natural Resources and Environment plans to use Global Positioning System to monitor the movements of waste tankers after finding that as much as 80 percent of household sewage is being dumped into rivers and canals.
Environment

Waste clean-up to cost 3 million USD

Ho Chi Minh City will spend 60 billion VND (3.15 million USD) to collect and treat hazardous waste accumulated at factories, according to the city People's Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Trung Tin.
Society

Large crowd attends Recycling Day to increase awareness

Having seeing signs posted around town about a citywide recycling day, Nguyen Ngoc Thuy and her family stopped by Le Van Tam Park in HCM City on April 18 to drop off some old clothes.

The Old Clothes Exchange booth set up in the downtown park was one of the most popular stalls at the third annual Waste Recycling Day held by the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment in cooperation with other city agencies.
Society

City short of landfill space

Ho Chi Minh City does not have enough land to bury the hazardous industrial wastes it is producing in increasing quantities.