Environment

WB & EVN install five solar measurement stations

WB & EVN install five solar measurement stations

The World Bank and Electricity of Vietnam have launched a campaign to promote the deployment of renewable energy in Vietnam, with the installation of five solar measurement stations in south-central Binh Thuan province.

Vietnam Environment Administration investigates landfill pollution

The Vietnam Environment Administration is inspecting a huge dumping site which is seriously affecting locals and companies in Hanoi and Ha Nam Province.

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Half of industrial clusters in Hanoi lack waste treatment plant

As many as 19 of the 43 industrial clusters in the capital city of Hanoi do not have waste water treatment plants, an inspection by the municipal People’s Council has found.

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Authority confirms serious deforestation in Điện Biên

Authorities have confirmed a serious case of deforestation has occurred in this northern mountain province, resulting in the destruction of about 80 percent of the special forest areas in Pá Khoang Commune.

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 Waste treatment problem hinders coal power development

As Vietnam develops its thermal power plant system to meet increasing energy demands, the country faces a new environmental risk arising from the waste generated by those plants.

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Binh Dinh investigates huge forest destruction crime

The authorities in Binh Dinh Province are investigating the destruction of 61 hectares of forest in the last fortnight.

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 Environmental tax hike rejected

The National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) has turned down a Ministry of Finance (MoF) proposal to almost triple the environmental protection tax on oil and gas consumption, citing potential harm to consumers.

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 Typhoon Doksuri heads to Laos, weakens to low pressure

Doksuri, the 10th storm arising in the East Sea so far this year, is forecast to move towards central Laos and weaken to a low pressure in the next six hours, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

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