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Saigon green-lights two waste-to-energy plants

HCMC has approved the construction of two plants that will start producing electricity from waste in the next two years.

As environmental concerns rise, are Vietnamese finally paying heed to trash?

Vietnamese are intensifying their battle against trash as the amount rises with consumption in major cities, posing an environmental threat.

In Indonesia, splits emerge over efforts to stem plastic tide

As Indonesia struggles with mountains of plastic waste going into landfill, business groups are pushing to overturn restrictions on importing plastic scrap into Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
December 21, 2018 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

Bac Lieu Province burying itself in a mountain of waste

Officials seem clueless as an overloaded landfill becomes a gargantuan, stinky pollution problem in the Mekong Delta.
August 03, 2018 | 09:01 am GMT+7

Vietnam anti-pollution program gets $23.3 million in new funding

Vietnam government has approved an allocation of VND535 billion ($23.3 million) for an ongoing five-year program to curb environmental pollution.
July 11, 2018 | 01:11 pm GMT+7

Saigon to give public access to monitor polluting landfill sites

Landfill operators have been threatened with closure unless they clean up their acts.
June 12, 2017 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Saigon to spend $47 million to fight landfill stench

The city also calls for invesment in modern treatment projects that can handle its large amount of waste.
November 21, 2016 | 08:20 pm GMT+7

Thanh Hoa to build $29 million waste treatment plant

Authorities in the provincial capital hope to address overflowing landfills with a new waste treatment project.
October 14, 2016 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

As strong stench pervades Saigon air, homebuyers now use their noses

Properties in some of the most affluent neighborhoods become less desirable due to a pungent odor that has plagued southern districts.
October 04, 2016 | 02:54 pm GMT+7

Lingering in southern Saigon, a nightmare that stinks

An overpowering smell keeps attacking the senses of thousands of people in Ho Chi Minh City, with no end in sight.
October 02, 2016 | 01:09 am GMT+7

Saigon stench culprit identified as landfill site

Authorities pinpoint the source of the unbearable odor plaguing southern suburbs.
September 22, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Ha Tinh digs up another Formosa waste dumping site

The waste was uncovered at another landfill near a tourism hot spot in Ha Tinh Province.
July 14, 2016 | 09:21 pm GMT+7

Tourists help with Vietnam beach clean-up as authorities drag their heels

Mui Ne, an isolated beach that is one of the top tourist attractions in the south of Vietnam, has been turned into a sickening mountain of garbage.
June 03, 2016 | 05:57 pm GMT+7

Free insurance and clean water for residents living near Da Nang’s stinking landfill site

Da Nang will provide clean water for 3,700 residents and free health insurance for about 2,000 locals living near the seriously polluted Khanh Son landfill site, according to chairman of the city's People’s Committee Dam Quang Hung.
May 18, 2016 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

Sandy beach turns into landfill site during public holiday

Thousands of tourists and locals who flocked to Con Vanh Beach for the public holiday left behind tons of rubbish.
May 04, 2016 | 11:49 am GMT+7
 
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