Waste sorting at a collection point in District 1. (Photo: SGGP)

Waste sorting scheme strongly promoted in HCMC

The program to classify household solid waste has been carried out widely in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for a long time, and has proved effective in improving land pollution in the city. Statistics from HCMC Institute for Development Studies reveal that in 2019, 87.4 percent of families here have done waste sorting, greatly contributing to protecting the environment and applying other similar campaigns in the near future.

Collecting construction waste. (Photo: SGGP)

City in dire need for construction waste treatment plants

In Ho Chi Minh City, the rate of urbanization along with increasing per capita income has been causing the density of house building and repairing in the area which release a large amount of construction waste while up to now, the city has not had a waste treatment plant to treat this type of waste.
City Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan talks to city leaders at the extraordinary meeting on environment on June 11 (Photo: SGGP)

Environmental pollution worrying problem in HCMC

Environmental pollution has been worrying in HCMC with waste treatment failing to meet requirements, exceeding permissible levels in many places, said chairwoman of the HCMC People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam on Sunday.