Up to 9,211 imported scrap containers had still been left at Vietnamese ports by the end of June this year with nearly half being stuck there for more than 90 days, the General Department of Customs reported.
Recent reports of emissions exceeding the permissible amount at Formosa steel mills in north-central Ha Tinh Province were the result of a raised capacity to evaluate the company’s emission treatment system, Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.
Vietnam is setting the bar too low in terms of environmental protection for several industries with high pollution outputs like steelmaking, paper and pulp.
Vietnam is expected to be one of the biggest winners of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, especially its garment and footwear sectors, thanks to the elimination of tariffs in the US and other major importing nations, the US Associated Press (AP) has analysed.
A collective cheer went up from the young students as a large school of fish surfaced in a pond in Can Tho City, rushing to eat the feed scattered by a farm worker.