Từ khóa: #exhaust fumes

Frequent congestion on Nguyen Van Cu Bridge in HCMC. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam discussing potential solutions to limit private vehicles in major cities

The Government has recently directed five major cities in Vietnam, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Can Tho, to limit or stop private motorbike traffic in some of their districts after 2030. This leads to the need of improving public transport in those areas, contributing to reducing exhaust fumes from vehicles in accordance with Vietnam’s commitment at the 26th Conference for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

Using public transport is a useful way to reduce exhaust fumes. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC striving to reduce air pollution

Like other major urban areas in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is now facing serious effects caused by air pollution, including respiratory health problems, climate change, and unbalanced ecosystems. Therefore, the municipal has decided to implement practical solutions to lessen this environmental issue as much as possible.

The cloudy and dusty sky of HCMC on September 23. (Photo: SGGP)

Air pollution in HCMC reaching alarming level

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.