Hanoi leader urges completion of wastewater project Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has said he will no longer tolerate any delays to the construction of a wastewater treatment facility that is expected to address long-standing water pollution in the increasingly crowded city. … [Read more...] about Survey finds public lacks knowledge about pollution levels
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"The sticky traps are full of flies after five minutes. I have used 15-20 sticky pads a day," Trieu said. The local people have filed complaints to Cho Don District People's Committee many times but no solution has been issued. Phung Van Ty, another villager, said the flies appeared because of the dumping site. Whenever his family have meals, they have to sit inside a screen or curtain. The villagers hope the problem will be dealt with soon to ensure the health of everyone, especially when the weather is getting warmer and more humid. … [Read more...] about Households suffer plague of flies from dumpsite pollution
An Pich Hatda, MRC CEO, said the partnership with UNEP comes at the right time, as member states prepare to conduct national reviews on the status and trends of plastic debris, including a legal and institutional framework for plastic pollution management as part of MRC’s annual work plan in 2020. … [Read more...] about Mekong nations to address choking plastic pollution
Bangkok (VNA) – Officials from Thailand’s Excise Department are now studying the possibility of charging pollution tax on motorcycles similar to cars in accordance with the emission of CO2. The department has begun to collect pollution tax on vehicles since January 1 2016.cars emitting less than 120g/km is set at 17 percent, while medium cars of 1800-2000cc engine capacity such as cars which use E20 fuel face 25 percent excise tax, he said. - VNA … [Read more...] about Thailand eyes pollution tax for motorcycles
As early as 1988, air protection was mentioned in many resolutions. What now needs to be done immediately is preventing the dust from building material carrying trucks and from construction works. "What is the basis for the researchers to give such figures about economic losses? Is the basis reliable? These are the questions that need answers,” he said, adding that the researchers and experts need to prove the bases of the calculation to ensure the transparency of scientific reserach. … [Read more...] about Are the estimates about air pollution’s effects on the economy reliable?