Business

Vietnam to establish carbon market

It is vital for Vietnam to design a master plan with short- and long-term targets for the country’s participation in the global carbon market, as emphasised at a seminar held in Hanoi on March 5.
Solid waste piles up as country industrialises Environment

Solid waste piles up as country industrialises

Solid waste continues to increase rapidly throughout the country, and is expected to reach a high rate of 44 million tonnes annually, starting this year, a report from the Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal (CEM) has warned.
Environment

Regional workshop examines solid waste management

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) launched a regional workshop in the central province of Binh Dinh on September 24 focussing on pro-poor and sustainable solid waste management in secondary cities and small towns.
ADB helps in urban infrastructure, rural health Business

ADB helps in urban infrastructure, rural health

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vietnam have signed agreements for two loans and a non-refundable grant worth nearly 166 million USD to improve urban environment and climate resilient infrastructure in three local cities.
Environment

Seminar seeks ways for solid waste management

Environmental pollution in the collection, transportation and treatment of solid waste is developing in a complicated way, the Environmental Crime Prevention and Fighting Police told a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on November 1.
Hanoi, French capital region enhance cooperation Politics

Hanoi, French capital region enhance cooperation

Hanoi and the Ile-de-France region has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) prioritising cooperation work on urban planning, tourism promotion, heritage preservation, public transport development, water supply and drainage, solid waste management and environment protection.
Regional 3R forum opens in Hanoi Environment

Regional 3R forum opens in Hanoi

The fourth Regional 3R Forum in Asia is a new opportunity for Vietnam to learn from 30 Asian-Pacific nations’ experience in waste management, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has said.
Environment

Nation faces solid waste problem

Vietnam needs to adopt more environmentally-friendly ways of managing and disposing of solid waste, which is forecast to continue increasing due to the country's continued rapid industrialisation and urbanisation.
Sci-Tech

HCM City eyes energy from waste

As Ho Chi Minh City residents and businesses dump huge volumes of waste every day, authorities are exploring ways to generate energy from waste.