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14 Mar 2021 HO CHI MINH CITY
Untreated wastewater from millions of households, thousands of factories, hydropower generation, irrigation and other activities contribute to water quality degradation.
15 Mar 2020 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
The government of Vietnam declared a state of emergency last week in five Mekong Delta provinces in response to prolonged drought which has led to a build-up of salinity, threatening yields of rice and fruit in the region.Increased salinity is spreading throughout the Mekong Delta, as water flows from the Mekong River are about 20 percent less than in 2016, which is the most recent crisis year...
4 Nov 2019 PRINCETON NJ, United States
A new evaluation of coastal elevation suggests that at least three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed.Previous research has indicated that around 80 million people would be affected by annual flooding of coastal areas. New research from US NGO Climate Central has deployed artificial intelligence and eliminated the effect of tall buildings and tree canopies that were previously included in satellite data...
9 Oct 2019 HO CHI MINH CITY
Both climate-change adaptation and modern technological solutions are needed to actively manage water resources, deputy director of the Việt Nam Academy for Water Resources, Trần Đình Hoà, told a workshop in HCM City last week. The workshop organised by the academy, which belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, sought to discuss solutions to challenges facing water resources management in the southern, south-central and Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) regions.
23 Apr 2019 HO CHI MINH CITY
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Air Defense and Air Force Command launched a dioxin remediation project at Bien Hoa Airport – a former airbase for U.S. forces where the notorious chemical Agent Orange was stored – in the southern province of Dong Nai on April 20...
30 Mar 2018 HO CHI MINH CITY
The Asian Development Bank is willing to invest in renovation work on Ho Chi Minh City's drainage and sewer system, hopefully giving millions of people a cleaner environment. The bank has suggested prioritizing the completion of the sewer system around the Tham Luong – Ben Cat canal, an area known for its heavy pollution, during the first phase of investment in 2019.
7 Feb 2018 HO CHI MINH CITY
Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag has affirmed that the Netherlands is committed to working closely with the Vietnamese government to further deepen their bilateral cooperation, while creating favourable conditions for hi-tech enterprises in the field of water management and flood control of both sides to cooperate and solve issues related to flooding in urban areas in Vietnam.
31 May 2017 MANILA
The Ayala-led water concessionaire on Monday announced that its Singapore subsidiary Manila Water South Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. had signed an investment agreement with Saigon Water Infrastructure Co., Inc. for the purchase of 6.146 million primary shares. The deal will allow the unit to own a total of 37...
25 Oct 2016 HO CHI MINH CITY
Ho Chi Minh City welcomes Dutch investors in food processing, waste treatment and the building of smart city, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong. Phong made the statement at his meeting with Marten van den Berg, Director-General for foreign economic relations under the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the southern hub on October 25...
31 Aug 2016 HO CHI MINH CITY
Vietnam will need around US$10.2 billion to carry out water supply and wastewater treatment projects in the 2016-2020 period, according to figures released in HCMC last week.
17 Aug 2016 HO CHI MINH CITY
HCM City is cracking down on pollution, with the People’s Committee spelling out measures for waste control, after voters expressed anguish about the defiling of the Sài Gòn River and the People’s Council calling for heeding the lessons of Formosa.
20 Jul 2016 HO CHI MINH CITY
Given Vietnam’s huge demand for clean water, and the government’s need to develop water infrastructure, U.S. companies are looking at opportunities to enter and expand their operations in Vietnam, according to a top U.S. Department of Commerce official on Monday.