Phu Quoc Island drowning in rubbish Environment

Phu Quoc Island drowning in rubbish

Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang – among the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam – is being threatened by environmental pollution caused by rubbish dumps, Lao dong newspaper reported.
Rural areas face environmental pollution Environment

Rural areas face environmental pollution

The use of pesticides and chemical fertiliser in farming and the discharge of solid waste from craft villages and households are the main causes of rural environmental pollution, which has become more severe recently in a country with nearly 67 percent of the population living in rural areas.
 Vietnam’s biggest polymetallic project fined for violations Environment

Vietnam’s biggest polymetallic project fined for violations

The Nui Phao mining project, Vietnam’s biggest polymetallic operation, has seriously violated regulations on environmental protection, mining, and use of land and water resources, according to the results of an inspection conducted last year by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
 Illegal landfills block flood drainage Environment

Illegal landfills block flood drainage

Some 80 percent of construction landfills along the capital city’s riverbanks are operating without licences, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
HCM City’s waste alarms lawmakers Environment

HCM City’s waste alarms lawmakers

HCM City has advanced to this month an extraordinary meeting to discuss waste treatment and environmental pollution after National Assembly deputies from the city expressed concern over the issues.
Hanoi to set up garbage collection stations Society

Hanoi to set up garbage collection stations

Urbanisation and a sharp increase in population have presented a number of challenges for Hanoi, one of which is the collection and treatment of household waste in a way that causes minimal impact to the environment.