Vietstar’s waste treatment plant has a daily capacity of 1,400 tons. However, on December 16 last year, it was found that the company collected only 2,000 tons a day. It has been slapped with a fine of VND296 million ($12,800), but whether that has been enough to change its behavior is not known. … [Read more...] about HCMC asked to clean up its waste treatment act
Air pollution caused by industries
Vu Dung, Deputy Chairman of Thach Binh People’s Committee, told VIR that the farm has been operating for 11 years and changed its owners twice in that time. “According to the declaration of the owner, they won an auction in 2018 to use this land plot, including the farm. Afterwards, the couple [Ha and her husband] rented the farm out to a foreign company which now directly manages and operates it.” Meanwhile, the farm’s owner explained to VIR that the family’s legal obligations do not extend to the surrounding ponds and lakes. … [Read more...] about Pig farm fuss highlights foul plight
Hanoi (VNA) – The number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam remains at 1,537 as no new infections were reported between 6pm on January 16 and 6pm on January 17. That includes 693 cases of domestic transmission, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. As of January 17, 1,380 patients have recovered from the disease while the number of related fatalities is still kept at 35. Ten of those still under treatment have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, once, another ten twice, and ten others thrice. There are 17,954 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions in quarantine at present./. … [Read more...] about No new COVID-19 cases to report, tally stays unchanged on Jan. 17
From 2021 to 2030, Việt Nam aims to clear all road traffic accident hotspots and accident-prone sites. All new roads and those under maintenance will meet road safety criteria before opening for traffic. All new national highways and provincial highways and 75 per cent of the total length of existing highways across the country meet at least Level 3 of global road safety standards. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s ambitious plan to reduce the number of road traffic-relating death to zero by 2045.
In the time ahead, Vietnam will continue with efforts to open up the market, intensify policy dialogue through TIFA Council mechanisms and seriously implement bilateral cooperation agreements so as to produce substantial outcomes and comprehensively address the concerns of the U.S. and Vietnam, thereby maintaining stable trade ties towards a sustainable and harmonious trade balance that benefit both sides. … [Read more...] about U.S. not impose tariff or sanction on Vietnam’s exports