HCMC, ADB running project to control exhaust fumes in traffic

HCMC, ADB running project to control exhaust fumes in traffic

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment informs that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sponsored the project ‘Upgrading Capacity and Actions to Improve Air Quality’ in HCMC since 2019 in order to reduce air pollution in the city.

HCMC seeks to develop electric bus system

HCMC seeks to develop electric bus system

The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed that the municipal People's Committee use electric vehicles for its bus rapid transit (BRT) system to emit less noise and reduce air pollution.

 

Just 15 percent of urban wastewater treated

Just 15 percent of urban wastewater treated

According to the Government's report, the total amount of wastewater collected and treated in urban areas is very low, only about 15 percent whereas wastewater in most rural residential areas is not treated.
Citizens encouraged to take public transport to cut air pollution

HCMC continues to fight air pollution for the 2020-2030 period

Air pollution in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in recent years have gone down thanks to various policies being implemented simultaneously. City officials from 2020 plan to put even more schemes into action, including air quality monitoring and traffic control.

Hanoi records very poor air quality

Hanoi records very poor air quality

Most air quality monitoring stations in Hanoi have recorded very poor air quality, along with a very high concentration of PM2.5 fine dust, badly affecting people's health.
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Thailand works to address air pollution

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Minister of the Interior Anupong Paojinda have issued statements assuring members of the public that the administration is doing its best to address the issue of air pollution.

Children in Hanoi to have days off if AQI hits 300

Children in Hanoi to have days off if AQI hits 300

Kindergartens and primary students in Hanoi will have days off schools if the air quality index (AQI) hits 300 and above, equivalent to hazardous levels, said the People’s Committee in Hanoi yesterday.