Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha at the Question-and-Answer session (Photo: VNA)

National Assembly grill environment minister on pollution

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha was grilled about serious pollution in Nhue and Day rivers at the National Assembly on October 30, the first day of Question-and-Answer at the NA’s on-going 6th session.

Officials show commitments at the launch of the national campaign to combat plastic pollution on October 12 (Photo: VNA)

Nationwide campaign launched to combat plastic pollution

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12, calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.
HCMC issues stiff penalties on environmental violators

HCMC issues stiff penalties on environmental violators

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee asked the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to work with local administrations to enhance supervision on environment violations issuing stiff penalties on violators.

HCMC to build more public toilets

HCMC to build more public toilets

Deputy Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen yesterday assigned the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to review the model of public restrooms.

Smart solutions to solve global issue of plastic pollution

Smart solutions to solve global issue of plastic pollution

“Rethink plastic Vietnam” seminar was held yesterday in HCMC with the participant of Dr. Carel Richter, Consul General of the Netherlands in HCMC; Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DoNRE), Dutch Business Association Vietnam, domestic, international researchers and businesses.
Hundreds of used home electronics banned from import found in containers at Cat Lai Port in HCM City. (Photo: VNA)

Ministry to inspect waste import activities

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will conduct inspections of the Vietnam Environment Administration along with 64 organisations and 10 departments relating to natural resources and the environment during the performance of legal regulations on environmental protection while importing waste as production materials.
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.