Enterprises raise their voices

Director of Trung Hai - Hai Duong Cement JSC. Le Van Duc said the enterprise's treated waste had met permitted standards, so the province should verify to remove it from the list of establishments seriously polluting the environments

The Hai Duong provincial People's Committee on 13 November had a working session with representatives of facilities polluting the environment. The Hai Duong provincial People's Committee on the morning of 13 November had a working session with representatives of facilities polluting the environment under the chairmanship of Mr. Nguyen Anh Cuong, Member of the provincial Party's Committee's Standing Board, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee. Many polluting enterprises The … [Read more...]

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Tightening management of industrial zones


(VEN) - When development is not based on actual needs and not focused on the construction of basic infrastructure, some industrial zones (IZs) in Hai Duong Province have inefficiently operated. Management improvements are being made to help IZs operate more efficiently and prevent land going to waste in the province. At a conference of the Industry and Trade sector, Hai Duong Department of Industry and Trade director Vu Doan Quang said that Hai Duong had 40 IZs approved planning till the end … [Read more...]

Bleak year-end furniture market


Year-end is always a time when many people go shopping and decorate their houses. However, by this time, a lot of furniture stores in Hai Duong are very poorly patronized. In many furniture stores, there were very few customers each day, who came to view goods then left without buying anything High prices Currently, it is difficult to sell furniture not only in rural areas but also in the city because most urban families, organizations, and units have already bought adequate … [Read more...]

Activities in response to World Environment Day June 5

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment asked agencies, units, and localities to have practical activities in response to the World Environment Day. The World Environment Day this year is themed "Raise your voice, not the sea level", emphasizing the role of environmental protection and climate change adaptation for such vulnerable areas as islands and coastal areas. The Hai Duong provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment has assigned the Environmental Protection … [Read more...]

Lai Vu commune treats breeding waste with AT-YTB product

The use of the product has helped reduce stench, fly and mosquito density in breeding facilities and accelerate the decomposition of waste. The Environmental Protection Sub-department on 15 November held a conference to assess the results of using AT-YTB microbiological product to treat breeding facilities and waste in Lai Vu commune (Kim Thanh, Hai Duong). AT-YTB microbiological product is mixed with water to be sprayed into breeding facilities. The method has been implemented at three … [Read more...]

Thi Vai River cleaned up

Da Ban According to Bui Ke Nhan, deputy head of the provincial Environmental Protection Sub-department, the two rivers used to be heavily polluted as most of the wastewater volume discharged directly from industrial parks into the rivers without being treated. However, many industrial parks have recently invested in concentrated wastewater treatment systems, and thus the water quality has improved. For instance, Dong Xuyen Industrial Park where there are 66 enterprises operating in the … [Read more...]

80% of diseases caused by water source pollution


A canal in Ho Chi Minh City. The city Preventive Heath Center warns that 80% of diseases in the city are caused by the polluted water environment As much as 80 percent of diseases in Ho Chi Minh City are caused by the polluted water environment, the Ho Chi Minh City Preventive Health Center has warned. Hoang Thi Ngoc Ngan, head of the center's Public Health Division, released the warning at a seminar on the health of women and children and water contamination issues jointly held yesterday by … [Read more...]

Binh Duong installs wastewater spy cameras

Binh Duong has spent over VND60 billion acquiring surveillance cameras to install at 26 industrial parks and 26 large-scale industrial manufacturing companies in the province to monitor wastewater treatment activities. Vo Thi Ngoc Hanh, deputy director of the Binh Duong Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said the province had installed 21 cameras and wastewater sample collection systems. The other 31 spy cameras will be installed by early 2013, Hanh told the Daily at a ceremony to … [Read more...]

HCMC fosters green products


(VEN) - After three years of developing a Green Consumption Campaign through various ways, such as raising public awareness, providing assistance and boosting advertising, many businesses in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) have begun selling green products and renewing their production to become more environmentally friendly. In response to the campaign, many major businesses in Ho Chi Minh City have angled their production and trading towards more environmentally friendly measures through green … [Read more...]

Tien River heavily contaminated, agency warns


The Tien River, which runs through several provinces in the Mekong Delta, has been severely contaminated, with some pollutants exceeding the limits by up to 1,000 times, seriously affecting the life and health of local people, authorities reported. The tests of surface water samples recently taken from the river showed that the suspended solids (SS), iron, ammonium (from animal waste and sewer water), chemical oxygen demand (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD) and biochemical oxygen demand … [Read more...]

HCM City water polluted by building waste sludge


VietNamNet Bridge - Improper disposal of excessive amounts of mud waste from infrastructure and canal-dredging projects have caused severe pollution problems in HCM City, authorities have said. Tran Thi Cam Van, an official with the municipal Water Drainage Company (WDC), said the city lacked mud-waste treatment plants and that existing sites that collect the material were overburdened. … [Read more...]

Firms avoid environmental protection fees in HCM City

Many enterprises in HCM City have become debtors of the Municipal Environmental Protection Sub-department, not paying charges fixed by the city, a report says. According to the sub-department, as of this month, more than 30 enterprises had not paid environment protection charges of about 3 billion VND (154,000 USD) for wastewater treatment alone. Tran Ngoc Dinh, an official of the sub-department, said environmental protection charges had been collected since 2004 under Prime Minister's Decree … [Read more...]

More measures necessary to minimise pollution in HCMC

A proposal to minimise air pollution was given by Chief of the Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Protection sub-Department Associate Professor, Doctor Nguyen Dinh Tuan at the conference "To revise the programme on air pollution minimization", in HCMC on October 12. There is universal consensus that the observation of the air quality, which has been carried out in the city since 1995, has turned out to be insufficient. The concentrations of organic pollutants have been on the rise mainly … [Read more...]

Embezzlers jailed for 103 years

Eight people were sentenced to a total of 103 years in prison in southern Vinh Long Province's court yesterday for embezzlement involving the making and repair of cultural and historical relics.— Photo danviet

Embezzlers jailed for 103 years Among the offenders were Nguyen To Tranh, former director of Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, his two subordinates, Bui Huu Tri and Tran Le Dong, and his son-in-law Phan Dang Khoi. The other five were private enterprise executives who paid bribes to officials to become departmental contractors. The longest custodial sentence of 30 years was handed down to Bui Huu Tri for embezzling VND239 million (US$11,000) from the State budget and taking more than … [Read more...]

Steel producers call for waste treatment solutions

Steel dust lies outdoors at Dong Tien Steel Company

Ten steel producers in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province have called for help from local authorities to treat the rising amount of hazardous waste from their production. Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province is considered the centre for steel producers with total capacity reach 4 million tonnes of steel per year but many of steel factories are facing troubles with hazardous waste treatment. The South Korean firm, Posco SS-Vina, is predicted to discharge 70,000 tonnes of waste per year and has yet able to find a … [Read more...]

Metallurgic waste treatment plant halted

During the trial operation of the plant, the company did not send any written notice to the local authorities. Bui Xuan Loc, Head of Kinh Mon district Division of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), on 5 September said, "Vietnam Mineral Exploitation, Processing, Export, and Import Co., Ltd. has suspended trial operation of its metallurgic waste treatment plant in Phu Thu district town to complete environmental protection works according to functional agencies' requirements." Earlier, … [Read more...]

Waste recycling plant in Hai Duong that pollutes area urged to close

Substandard waste storage and treatment causing serious environmental pollution

Local people in a town in Hai Duong Province are calling on environmental authorities to stop operation of a hazardous waste-recycling plant because it causes serious pollution. On August 30, many residents in Phu Thu Town in Kinh Mon District, once again gathered to protest against the environmental pollution caused by a metallurgy waste-recycling plant that has affected their lives and damaged their agricultural production. They proposed that central and provincial authorities quickly … [Read more...]

City lacks gusto to shift pollution-causing firms

The program to relocate pollution-causing production facilities to outer districts of HCMC is a long way from completion. Therefore, pollution remained the hot topic at the first question and answer session of the HCMC People's Council meeting on Thursday between delegates and the leader of the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Dao Anh Kiet, director of the department, said 37 factories had been ordered to treat pollution accordingly and as of now 34 of them had satisfied … [Read more...]

Thuong Dat tomatoes brought into supermarkets

Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Anh Cuong visits the stall selling Thuong Dat tomatoes in Big C Hai Duong supermarket

Tomatoes are grown on over five hectares in Thuong Dat commune (Hai Duong city) following a safe vegetable production process. … [Read more...]

National Assembly Vice Chairwomen offer incense at Con Son – Kiep Bac

National Assembly Vice Chairwomen Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Tong Thi Phong and Hai Duong provincial leaders offer incense at Ngu Nhac Linh Tu

The NA leaders desired the provincial authority to continue paying attention to and bringing into full play the strengths of historical and cultural relic sites. Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Politburo Member, Secretary of the Central Party Committee, National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman, Ms. Tong Thi Phong, Politburo Member, NA Vice Chairwoman, and female leaders of some ministries and departments on September 7 offered incense at Con Son - Kiep Bac relic site and Chu Van An and Nguyen Thi Due … [Read more...]