The project to provide sanitary water for the public by SIPCO

Vietnam seeing high potential in green project implementation

Facing environmental challenges during its economic development, Vietnam now considers sustainable green growth as a key solution to overcome those challenges as this special development direction both saves natural resources, reduces emissions, and offers great chances for the country to receive incentives from international organizations.

The waste treatment area in Da Phuoc Commune of Binh Chanh District in Ho Chi Minh City.

Policies on household solid waste still display inadequacy

The amount of household solid waste (HSW) in major cities nationwide is expected to increase by 10-16 percent a year on average. However, the most common waste treatment method in Vietnam, which is mere burying, has proved its unsuitability for the modern and environmentally friendly development trend at present.

HCMC dwellers will be severely fined if they do not classify domestic solid waste at source

HCMC to synchronously implement Decree No.45 on environment protection

Decree No.45/2022 by the Government on amendments for Decree No.155/2016 and Decree No.55/2021 (both regarding punishments for administrative violations on environment protection) will come into effect on August 15, 2022. SGGP Newspaper has conducted an interview with Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Thi Thanh My on these amendments and the implementation plan of the city this month.

Can Tho City held a meeting in response to the World Environment Day 2022

Vietnam launching various activities in response to World Environment Day 2022

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shared that all over the nation, the localities are organizing several meaningful activities and campaigns to respond the World Environment Day 2022, themed ‘Only One Earth’ and led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It is expected that through these events, the Vietnamese are highly aware about reasonable uses of the natural resources to live greener for a more sustainable development.

A dead battery gathering point sited inside a coffee shop on Bui Dinh Tuy Street of Binh Thanh District

Young people collect old batteries for recycling in HCMC

Understanding that even a small battery can pollute 500 liters of water or one cubic meter of land in 50 years if not handling correctly, a group of young people in HCMC formed Green Puzzle to collect old batteries all over the city for proper processing.

High tide created flooding on Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC adjusting master planning to cope with climate change

Climate change has created severe impacts on several regions in Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, which is predicted to witness more sea level rise, flooding due to heavy rain and high tide, salt water intrusion, and temperature rise. This asks that the municipal authorities fine-tune the city master planning to address environment-related issues.

Earth Hour 2021 in Vietnam going online

Earth Hour 2021 in Vietnam going online

Due to the complication of Covid-19 pandemic, activities of Earth Hour 2021 Campaign in the world mostly go online. Being launched in Vietnam by SGGP Newspaper, the campaign has attracted the participation of thousands of people in many innovative online activities.

Waste sorting at a collection point in District 1. (Photo: SGGP)

Waste sorting scheme strongly promoted in HCMC

The program to classify household solid waste has been carried out widely in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for a long time, and has proved effective in improving land pollution in the city. Statistics from HCMC Institute for Development Studies reveal that in 2019, 87.4 percent of families here have done waste sorting, greatly contributing to protecting the environment and applying other similar campaigns in the near future.

Volunteers of the Earth Hour campaign are cleaning their neighborhood to make it greener. (Photo: SGGP)

Earth Hour 2020 comes online to promote awareness of plastic waste

The campaign Earth Hour 2020 is going to take place on March 28. However, in such a sensitive time of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 200 nations, including Vietnam, have moved most of their propaganda activities online to continue raising people awareness of environment protection.