Heavy fines still fail to stop littering Society

Heavy fines still fail to stop littering

Regulations imposing heavy fines of up to 7 million VND (308 USD) on those who litter in public areas have been in effect for a year-and-a-half, but the number of violators who have been discovered and fined remains modest, so most city dwellers are indifferent to the fines.
List of scraps permitted for import to be shortened: Ministry Business

List of scraps permitted for import to be shortened: Ministry

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is seeking to remove scrap parts used for manufacturing from allowed import lists which either contribute to polluting the environment or can be supplied locally, as specified in Decision No.73/2014/QD-TTg.
Ministry acts first on environment Environment

Ministry acts first on environment

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked agencies to comment on its special project to control companies thought to be likely of polluting the environment - even industries not yet in operation, such as power plants.
Mekong factory admits to pollution Environment

Mekong factory admits to pollution

Vietnam Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang has owned up responsibility for polluting the environment, affecting nearby households.
State-owned farm to export straw to Japan Business

State-owned farm to export straw to Japan

The State-owned Song Hau Farm will ship straw to Japan under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked with the Japan Beef Import-Export Association (J-BIX) on November 18.
PM tours Vietnam waste solution company Politics

PM tours Vietnam waste solution company

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung toured the Vietnam Waste Solution (VWS) company – a well-regarded solid waste treatment operator based in Ho Chi Minh City - on February 2, the third day of the traditional Lunar New Year.
Politics

PM Dung presents Government’s report at National Assembly

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung presented the Government’s report on the socio-economic situation in 2013, results of the first three-year implementation of the five-year plan 2011-2015 and the tasks for 2014-2015, on the first day of the 6 th session of the 13 th National Assembly, which opened in Hanoi on October 21.
Business

More FDI flows into science-technology

Foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in the January-September period has so far exceeded the year’s target and topped 15 billion USD, a surge of 36.1 percent year-on-year, with a large amount seen flowing into science and technology, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).