According to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Lam Dong Province, the rate of pesticide packaging in the area being collected and treated properly is not high, only about 8 - 9 percent, leading to the situation that pesticide packaging are littered in fields, rivers, streams, and canals or ditched them together with household wastes causing environmental pollution.
Mr. Nguyen Tan Thuan, Deputy Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of the Mekong Delta Province of Long An, said that the province’s environment watchdog has been accelerating efforts to control environmental pollution in industrial zones - clusters and enterprises with large waste sources.
Cashew nutshell - a waste that previously had to be burned, causing environmental pollution, is being used by many enterprises in Binh Phuoc Province to extract oil for industrial production and export.
In the face of serious environmental pollution in many craft villages, in recent years, many localities have focused on building craft village industrial clusters to move production facilities out of residential areas. But in reality, the number of households willing to relocate is quite modest. Meanwhile, many craft village industrial clusters either become overgrown and abandoned fields of grass or turn into busy residential and service areas with rampant violations.
Members of the PADI Vietnam diving team name the coral culture trips ‘Planting a branch of coral - giving it to future generations'. Their acts - the first seeds have been sown in the seabed - will hopefully further be followed by others.
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.
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the Government sets targets to prevent the increasing trend of environmental pollution, solve urgent environmental problems, and step by step improve and restore the quality of the environment.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on January 28 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to address the complex challenges of climate change and environmental pollution.
Le Duc Giang, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee in Thanh Hoa Province, decided to throw the book at ten companies that have discharged wastewater into Ma River causing environmental pollution, said the office of the provincial People’s Committee.
In the context that natural resources are increasingly exhausted, the promotion of recycling and reuse of wastes, by-products, and defective products in the production and processing process is a measure to save costs and protect the environment effectively. Recycled wastes not only contribute to reducing input materials but also limiting output gas emissions.
According to a survey, more than 76 percent of people agreed that that Ho Chi Minh City would implement the project of checking exhaust emission for motorcycles to reduce environmental pollution from 2025-2030 with the total investment of VND553 billion (US$24 million).
To limit the depletion of natural resources, environmental pollution, and the amount of generated waste, many countries around the world have introduced several trade barriers in order to realize a circular economy. Of which, many countries are currently the main export markets of Vietnam. This has forced Vietnamese enterprises to change to adapt and maintain export market share.
More than 2,000 people participated in a program to clean up the beach at Son Tra District held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in association with the People’s Committee of Da Nang City on September 28.
More than 100 officers, soldiers and civilian personnel yesterday made their efforts in the detoxification and handling of environmental pollution after the fire in a store of bulb lights of Rang Dong company.
Liver cancer is the fastest growing cause of cancer death in Vietnam with more than 25,000 cases yearly, said the two-day scientific seminar in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue, said the Hue Central Hospital and the Vietnam Liver and Bile Association at the seminar.
Being one of five nations releasing the most plastic waste into the ocean with about 1.8 million tons a year, Vietnam has intensified communications campaigns against plastic products in order to reduce environmental pollution.
Within the framework of the working visit to the Netherlands, the high ranking delegation of HCMC led by secretary of the city Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan talked to Dutch partners to learn their experiences in solving flooding, depression as well as environmental pollution, developing the knowledge economy and human resource training on May 20.