Although the local authorities of many provinces and cities have upgraded their waste treatment technologies, dwellers near these sites still report severe impacts of the process on their daily activities.
The Inspectorate of the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry decided on a fine to Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) – investor of stage 1 of Long Thanh Airport project - for air pollution during the construction project.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment informs that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sponsored the project ‘Upgrading Capacity and Actions to Improve Air Quality’ in HCMC since 2019 in order to reduce air pollution in the city.
According to the Government's report, the total amount of wastewater collected and treated in urban areas is very low, only about 15 percent whereas wastewater in most rural residential areas is not treated.
Air pollution in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in recent years have gone down thanks to various policies being implemented simultaneously. City officials from 2020 plan to put even more schemes into action, including air quality monitoring and traffic control.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Minister of the Interior Anupong Paojinda have issued statements assuring members of the public that the administration is doing its best to address the issue of air pollution.
Kindergartens and primary students in Hanoi will have days off schools if the air quality index (AQI) hits 300 and above, equivalent to hazardous levels, said the People’s Committee in Hanoi yesterday.
The Center of Hands- on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) held a photo exhibition about air pollution at Ham Nghi Bus Station, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City under the sponsorship of the German Consulate in the city and support of the Center of Public Transport under the HCMC Department of Transport.
Air Visual deemed Hanoi the most polluted city in the world after its air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 170 on September 26. Air Visual’s automatic monitors are present in 10,000 cities around the world.
Recently, the air quality in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has reached a worryingly negative level, greatly disturbing the living standard of urban residents. Various factors have been identified by the Institute for Environment and Resources (under the Vietnam National University – HCMC) as possible causes.
Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta is facing serious air pollution as throughout 2018, the city’s PM2.5 reached 45.3 micrograms per cubic meter or more than four times the maximum standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and three times the maximum level allowed by the Indonesian national standard.