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Mekong Delta fights flooding from high tides

Mau Than street in Can Tho city’s Ninh Kieu district is flooded during high tides

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta are taking measures to mitigate the impact of flooding caused by high tides during the annual flood season in the delta. The delta’s provinces and Can Tho City have been severely affected by high tides over the past few days. In Can Tho City, …

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Complaints filed over half-finished Hoa Binh bridge

The half-finished bridge in Hoa Binh

Chao Village in Hoa Binh Province is often isolated during flood season but the only bridge to the outside lies half-finished and abandoned. The unfinished bridge is in Chao Village, Kim Tien Commune. Many people are upset at seeing the bridge deteriorate over time while the village still remains isolated …

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How should Vietnam deal with sludge?

Vietnam develops a seaborne economy

As Vietnam intends to develop a seaborne economy, it must think of solutions to treat sludge, as the volume will be increasing in the future, scientists say. The public has once again been stunned by the news that sludge from passage dredging will be submerged in the Binh Thuan sea. …

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Coal ash creates huge pressure

Vinh Tan 2 thermal power plant in Binh Thuan Province

Some four milllion tons of untreated coal ash discharged from Vinh Tan 2 thermal power plant in Tuy Phong District, Binh Thuan Province, is causing serious concern among provincial authorities. Meanwhile, the Vinh Tan 4 and Vinh Tan 1 power plants in the same power cluster — Vinh Tan Power …

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Hanoi plans to revive Kim Nguu River

A sewer discharge household wastewater into Kim Nguu River.

A plan to revive the Kim Nguu River which is one of the worst polluted in Hanoi has attracted lots of attention from the public. Under a request from the Vietnam Association for Urban Planning and Development, the consultancy agency R&D Planners Company has just proposed a plan to improve …

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