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Garbage piles up in tourist hotspot Hoi An

One overloaded landfill and another blocked by citizens protesting pollution have piled on the trash headache for the ancient town of Hoi An.

Only 20 pct of Vietnam's landfills are hygienic: expert

Only 20 percent of Vietnam's 660 landfills are "hygienic," according to Nguyen Huu Dung, director of the Vietnam Institute for Urban Environment and Technology.

One man's trash is another man's treasure

Saigon has an army of private garbage collectors who complement the efforts of the public utility but also find stuff they can sell.
September 03, 2019 | 08:05 am GMT+7

Da Nang to spend $360 mln sorting domestic solid waste

Da Nang plans to spend VND8.54 trillion ($360 million) on sorting all domestic solid waste for recycling by 2025.
August 30, 2019 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

Saigon's waste management isn't working, and citizens are paying the price

The most ambitious waste management facility in Saigon never lived up to its expectations, but the damage it has done is increasingly evident.
August 29, 2019 | 02:43 pm GMT+7

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.
August 27, 2019 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Don't let trash go to waste by burying it, Vietnam advised

Vietnam should tighten rules on sorting trash and promote recycling to minimize its burial, experts said at a conference Wednesday.
August 15, 2019 | 08:30 pm GMT+7

HCMC waste dumps great place to live, says private firm

A Vietnamese company has sought permission to explore the possibility of developing two retired landfills in Ho Chi Minh City into residential areas.
August 11, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Modernize or close down, HCMC chairman warns waste treatment plants

HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong on Friday ordered waste treatment plants to apply advanced technologies or face suspension.
July 21, 2019 | 07:55 am GMT+7

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.
July 19, 2019 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

Major cities grapple with garbage problem

Vietnam uses landfills but its cities are running out of space and people are unhappy with their pollution threat and, especially, odor.
July 18, 2019 | 08:30 am GMT+7

How Vietnam deals with 70,000 tons of daily waste

Vietnam discharges around 70,000 tons of trash every day; not much is sorted and most is buried.
July 16, 2019 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Hanoi residents suffer the stink of uncollected trash

Stinking trash continues to torment many Hanoi residents despite blockages to a major landfill being cleared last Saturday.
July 10, 2019 | 04:18 pm GMT+7

Da Nang residents block garbage dump to demand its relocation

Da Nang City residents are protesting against a proposed waste treatment complex by blocking entry to it for garbage trucks.
July 08, 2019 | 11:59 am GMT+7

Hanoi urban company wants to name and shame litterbugs

Hanoi Urban Environment Company wants Hoan Kiem District authorities to shame people littering streets around Sword Lake by publicly displaying their images.
June 12, 2019 | 12:51 pm GMT+7
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