VietNamNet Bridge - Local authorities are trying to find advanced technologies for their waste treatment projects, but they appear to be satisfied with superficial solutions that do not treat the problem in a sustainable way. Vietnam produces 12.8 million tons of solid waste a year In 2016, many households in Phu My Hung new urban area in district 7 in HCMC complained to local authorities about a bad odor in the area. Finally, the culprit was found: the odor was from a waste treatment plant nearby. In July 2017, residents in Nam Son commune in Soc Son district in Hanoi blocked trucks carrying waste to the Nam Son waste treatment complex because they believed the operation of the complex affected the lives of 700 households. In 2011, a Hoi An composting plant was put into operation. However, in 2013, the plant’s director Le Thi Bich Thuy admitted that the fertilizer produced by the plant could not be sold because of low quality. There are about 35 solid waste … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam following the wrong path in treating solid waste?
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VietNamNet Bridge – Healthcare stations in HCM City, small and big, all have been told to build waste water treatment systems, which is a big waste of money. In an effort to create a safe living environment for people, the HCM City authorities have decided that waste water treatment systems must be built at all medical stations. Hundreds of billions of dong have been spent to build the systems at 324 yard/commune healthcare stations in the city. Meanwhile, the modern systems have been left unused. What do the waste water treatment systems treat? It is estimated that every waste water treatment system at medical stations costs 400-500 million dong. N, a physician in district 10, said the local budget has wasted money on the waste water treatment system, because the system is not necessary here. “Only a few patients come to see us every day to have changes of the dressing or have injections. The medical instruments are gathered and then soaked in disinfecting fluid at … [Read more...] about Billions of dong wasted on medical stations’ waste water treatment systems
The most serious environmental crimes involve food safety and discharge of waste, Phan Huu Vinh, deputy head of HCM City’s Crime Prevention Department told the Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper. What is the most serious environmental crime in industrial activity? That would be untreated solid waste released from industrial zones, which has increased in terms of volume and hazardous substances. Only a very small amount of solid waste has been classified and treated properly. It’s estimated that only 20 per cent of hazardous solid waste of total industrial waste has been registered, managed and treated properly. What are the most common crimes? Most industrial zones and export and processing zones have built waste-treatment systems, but those systems are not operating properly or do not meet standards. Many businesses ignore many steps in treatment process due to the high cost of treatment. They intentionally build underground piles to release untreated waste … [Read more...] about Discharge of untreated waste from industrial zones rampant
Exhibition “The Dogma Prize in Self Portraiture 2015? Exhibition: 08 – 18 Aug 2015 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai H?c, Hanoi You are invited to the exhibition of the finalists in “Dogma Prize in Self Portraiture 2015?. Results: – Grand Prize of 120 million VND given to: Vo Thanh My – 03 special prizes of 25 million each given to: Nguyen Dinh Duy Quyen, Dinh Y Nhi, Nguyen Khac Chinh. The Dogma Prize in Self Portraiture was first held in 2011 as a base for young artists to explore their infinite abilities and challenges, innovative, and to promote these emerging young talents to Vietnamese painters community. An Evening of Live Bluegrass and Country Music Sat 15 Aug 2015, 8.30 pm ATK 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi Hanoi’s finest bluegrass musicians come together for a summer foray! Bring your cowboy hat and dancing shoes for a rip-roaring, whiskey-soaked night of American country and bluegrass music. Yee. Haw! LIVE: + Cao Bồi Hanoi’s … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON AUGUST 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
VietNamNet Bridge – A new app has been created to help people find what they need and share what they have. Vietnam generates a high amount of solid waste as a developing country with little in the way of recycling systems. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are responsible for 45.24 per cent of the country’s total waste, at around 8,000 tonnes a day or 2.92 million tonnes a year. By 2020 the ministry estimates total waste in the country will amount to 68 million tonnes and 91 million tonnes by 2025. Much of this waste, though, can be recycled and reused, and it’s become a habit for people to throw out something that is still perfectly useful just because they’ve bought a newer, better replacement. For example, a family in the city may replace a thin mattress with a thicker, more comfortable mattress, or buy a new stove with more functions to replace their old cooker. Meanwhile, the country’s … [Read more...] about New app helps people find what they need and share what they have