Experts discussed the role of the state audit in managing waste and wastewater towards sustainable development during a conference held on Hanoi on September 19.
A company in the northern province of Phu Tho has been recently fined 300 million VND (12,950 USD) for its violations related to environmental protection.
More than 3,000 cu.m of untreated wastewater is released into Hanoi’s Cau Bay canal through 26 discharge points daily.
A plant processing industrial wastewater into clean water for daily use and production, the first of its kind in Vietnam, was inaugurated at Song Than 2 industrial park in Di An town, the southern province of Binh Duong on January 26.
Japanese Vice Minister of Environment Arata Takebe has affirmed that Japan is ready to deploy its domestic firms to assist with environmental projects, especially in sewage and wastewater treatment in Hanoi.
Visitors to Da Nang’s famous My Khe Beach have complained of unusual skin conditions, including itchiness and rashes, over the past few days.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently approved a target programme on tackling seriously-polluting public welfare facilities for 2016-2020.
The southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City has set a target of treating 80% of total daily household wastewater under its pollution reduction programme in 2016-2020.
About three million cubic meters of wastewater is dumped into the Dong Nai River and its tributaries on a daily basis, posing high risk of environmental pollution along Vietnam’s longest river.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is under immense pressure to deal with wastewater produced by people living in the metropolis as well as in neighboring Binh Duong Province.
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has imposed an administrative penalty of VND425 million (US$18,700) on Atlantic Commodities Vietnam Co., Ltd (Acom) for illegal sewage discharge.
A north-central Vietnamese province has given the green light for an under-construction oil refinery to release treated wastewater directly into the sea for the next ten months.
Wastewater treatment is an urgent issue of public concern, especially in the face of climate change and development of industrial parks and industrial clusters, authorities have said.
An environmental expert has called on the Tien Giang administration to pull the plug on a Taiwan-invested paper project he says may pollute one of the most important waterways in the province as well as the Mekong Delta.
The Germany-Vietnam Water Forum held in HCM City on November 9 to discuss ways the two countries could cooperate in water, wastewater and urban resilience projects.
Construction on the country’s biggest wastewater treatment station with a daily capacity of 270,000 cubic metres started in Thanh Liet commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi on October 7.
Residents and industrial clusters should be responsible for treating their waste instead of relying on the Government’s budget, said Hoang Duong Tung, deputy director general of the Vietnam Environmental Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Authorities of central Ninh Thuan province and the Dutch Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on August 18 signed an agreement on building a system of collecting, treating and reusing wastewater in Phan Rang city.
Ho Chi Minh City is considering two proposals, one from a Swiss company, to build public toilets.