Environment

Sinking predicted for Mekong Delta region

Sinking predicted for Mekong Delta region

The Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, an area that helps feed about 200 million people, is predicted to sink underwater by 2100.

Binh Dinh to spend VND99bn on sea dyke

Binh Dinh Province will spend VND99bn (USD4.3m) to build a dyke to protect 100 houses in Nhon Hai Commune which are threatened by erosion.

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Authorities in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok ordered nearly 450 schools to close on January 22 as pollution reached dangerously unhealthy levels.

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Cold spell poised to hit northern and central regions over Tet

A fierce cold snap is forecast to hit the nation’s northern and northcentral regions from January 25, on the first day of the first lunar month, according to reports by the National Centre for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting.

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More rubbish seen on streets as people clean homes for Tet in Hanoi

The amount of rubbish is increasing in Hanoi ahead of the Tet holiday as local families tidy up their houses.

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HCM City continues battling air pollution

HCM City has faced severe air pollution over the past week with a high index of PM2.5.

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HCMC to inspect motorbike emissions

HCMC plans to examine emissions from motorcycles on a trial basis this month as part of a broader plan to remove aging vehicles from the road to reduce air pollution in the city, reported Thanh Nien newspaper.

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Northern region records hottest first weeks in 50 years

The northern region has experienced the hottest first two weeks of the year in the past 50 years, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

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