Sales of bottled water of all quantities has soared after Hanoi authorities announced tap water was contaminated with oil.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed the water pollution treatment idea suggested by Japanese environmental experts while receiving them in Hanoi on April 11.
Inspection units will be established in all cities and provinces nationwide to conduct regular inspections on the quality of water supplied to households from June, the Ministry of Health has said.
The Netherlands is keen on cooperating with the Mekong Delta region and Vietnam in general in boosting commercial agriculture growth in a manner beneficial to both humans and the environment, stated Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Elsbeth Akkerman on November 9.
A recent report in Vietnam has shed light on a worrying finding that 90% of urban household wastewater in the country is dumped directly into the environment without receiving any treatment.
A report on water pollution in Vietnam was announced in Hanoi on March 2, providing an array of policy recommendations, including the building of a law on water pollution control.
Widespread water pollution nationwide has inflicted an estimated economic loss of VND11.6 trillion (US$510.7 million) in the last ten years and the situation is not getting better, an environmental expert says.
Despite the investor, Hong Kong-based Lee&Man Paper Group, committing to resolve the environmental damage caused by the trial run of its paper manufacturing factory in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, it has relapsed into environmental violations.
“Dirty” and “stinky” are the two words most used to describe Tho Quang port in the central city of Da Nang over the last decade.
A national meeting and a range of activities in response to World Water Day (March 23) will be held in the northern province of Bac Ninh on March 21-22, announced the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on March 17.
Many localities nationwide experienced environmental degradation during the 2011-2015 period, according to a report released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) in Hanoi on September 29.
The outcomes of a 8-year environmental sanitation programme in coastal cities were reviewed during a conference held in Nha Trang City, the central province of Khanh Hoa, on November 7.
Mekong Delta provinces are implementing measures to tackle the issue of water pollution, according to the Steering Committee for the South-Western Region.
The first workshop in a new initiative to protect Hanoi’s lakes was held in the capital on June 22, with the participation of over 150 experts from Hungary, the Republic of Korea, the US and the host country.
The Belgian government is helping Vietnam’s seven provinces implement the project “Capacity Building in Assessing and Managing Water Resources in Vietnam” (CAPAS).
The Mekong Delta provinces recently exported 53,000 tonnes of tra fish, bringing the total export volume to 607,000 tonnes in 2011.