Workers sort waste at a waste treatment factory (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam takes measures to treat increase in domestic waste

As domestic solid waste has long been piling up and become an acute issue in Vietnam for a long time, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is developing a project to improve waste treatment and management in both rural and urban areas.
HCM City announces approved land use master plan. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City announces approved land use master plan

The approved land-use master plan for HCM City will have significant impact on the city’s development in the future, Nguyen Toan Thang, Director of the municipal Natural Resource and Environment Department, said.
Dredging Ruot Ngua canal is one of activities in response to the World Cleanup Day 2018 (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC undertakes activities in response to World Cleanup Day 2018

In response to the World Cleanup Day 2018 as well as contribute to the program “ Reducing environment pollution for the period 2016-2020”, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has launched a campaign to tackle environmental issues eliminating pollution hotspots.
Vietnamese Environment Minister Tran Hogn Ha ( R) shakes hand with UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam to stop production, use of single-use plastic

In the meeting with UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim on June 26, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha promised that Vietnam will join global efforts to stop the production and use of single-use and non-recyclable plastic products.
Sugar plant fined over $93,000 for violating environment law

Sugar plant fined over $93,000 for violating environment law

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Dinh yesterday issued a fine of VND1.9 billion (US$93,600) on a local sugar factory for illegally discharge into Con river.
Renewable energy development rate in HCMC accounts 0.99 percent

Renewable energy development rate in HCMC accounts 0.99 percent

The Ho Chi Minh City has set a target to develop renewable energy of 1.74 percent of the city’s total renewable energy consumption in the period of 2016 -2020, said the HCMC department of natural resources and environment.
Representatives of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Italy’s Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea signed a memorandum of understanding signed the MoU (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Italy cooperate in environmental protection

Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Italy’s Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in Hanoi on June 5.