A PSI project model implemented in Phu Thanh commune, Nghe An province is displayed at a conference in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Tighter regulations are needed to ensure good quality water is sourced for years to come, according to Nguyen Thi Hong Khanh, from the Ministry of Construction’s Technological Infrastructure Department. She believes a solid legal framework is necessary to make sure there is plenty of water for future generations. “We need a scheme for the Water Supply Law, and submit it to the Government and the National Assembly,” Khanh said. There are more than 200 water supply enterprises in Vietnam, mainly operating as joint stock companies. The national programme to ensure water supply and prevent water loss in the 2018-25 period has been implemented to promote investment and improve modern and energy-saving water treatment technology. It also establishes criteria for evaluating a safe water supply work. At a recent conference hosted … [Read more...] about Legal framework for water supply essential in Vietnam
Fishermen for clean water
Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. The Hanoi City Delegation of National Assembly Deputies held a meeting with voters in Thanh Xuan district several days ago in which city leaders answered questions about the fate of To Lich, the 100-year old river which is dying because of pollution. Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. “The last choice is to build a sewage system that collects waste water along the river banks which will be sent to Yen Xa waste water plant for treatment,” Duc said. Kim Chi Hanoi to use Red River’s water to clean To Lich River An idea put forward 40 years ago has again been put into discussion: using water from the Red River to … [Read more...] about Can To Lich River be cleaned with Japanese technology?
Vietnamese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on Thursday that the Vietnamese embassy will closely work with Vietnamese and Malaysian agencies to protect their legitimate rights and interests. Besides the fishermen from Kien Giang Province, Malaysian authorities are holding 20 other Vietnamese fishing boats and their crew for tresspassing its waters. They were detained in early May. Vietnam has asked Malaysia to provide the list of the fishermen so that it can take due steps to assist them, Hang said. The Vietnamese embassy will cooperate with the authorities in Vietnam to complete the procedures to bring the fishermen back home when they are deported, she said. Despite its 3,260 km (2,025 miles) coastline, Vietnam is running out of near-shore seafood resources, and some fishermen who have sailed into other countries’ waters also said they face threats from Chinese trawlers that are illegally anchored in Vietnamese waters. Malaysian news reports … [Read more...] about Vietnamese arrested for illegal fishing in Malaysia to stand trial Friday
Nation Japan’s JEBO apologizes for misunderstanding Hanoi leader’s statement The Saigon Times Daily Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019,19:46 (GMT+7) Japan’s JEBO apologizes for misunderstanding Hanoi leader’s statementThe Saigon Times Daily A Japanese expert from the Japan Environment and Business Organization installs equipment to clean up the heavily polluted To Lich River in Hanoi in May 2019 – PHOTO: TNO HCMC – The Japan Environment and Business Organization (JEBO) has yet to seek permission from the government of Hanoi City to clean up a section of the To Lich River and has tendered an apology to the municipal chairman, Nguyen Duc Chung, over the misunderstanding. JEBO said in a statement today, December 12, that on reviewing an official letter from the Hanoi government in May 2019 and the entire pilot river clean-up process, the organization admitted that the letter does not grant JEBO the … [Read more...] about Japan’s JEBO apologizes for misunderstanding Hanoi leader’s statement
Vinh Phuc has planned to develop a total of 50 industrial parks and clusters, covering a total area of more than 5,890ha. — Photo banqlkcn.vinhphuc.gov.vn The northern province of Vinh Phuc has become popular among domestic and foreign investors thanks to its breakthrough on socio-economic development, favourable location, young population and abundant labour force and a high proportion of trained workers. Located close to Ha Noi, Vinh Phuc has to date attracted 752 domestically-invested projects with a total registered capital of more than VND78 trillion (US$3.34 billion). It has also lured 378 foreign-financed projects worth more than $5 billion. These impressive results are attributable to the province’s endless efforts to improve its investment climate and to facilitate investors to solve challenges to implement their projects in a timely manner. In the past, the province has always ranked high on the Provincial Competitive Index (PCI) which has been … [Read more...] about Vinh Phuc emerges as an attractive investment destination