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?
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Prof. Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Vietnam online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. Severe drought hits central Vietnam Climate change: Quang Binh faces severe drought Water shortages loom for Hanoi as Da River dries up Sapa faces serious water shortage Professor Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn Is Vietnam included in the list of countries seriously hit by water shortage? Total rainfall in the Mekong basin from early June to July 25 this year is much lower than the average of the same period for many years – by 30 to 70 per cent. The water levels in the sub-Mekong region are also lower than the average water level for many years by between 2.5 to 5.5m. The water level in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam is also much … [Read more...] about Drought, water shortages pose a big threat for Vietnam
Illustrative Image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Low-cost models and sustainable energy solutions applied for the community in rural and mountainous areas were introduced at a recent seminar in Hanoi, which was jointly held by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Live & Learn and the French Cultural Centre (L’Espace) in Hanoi. Among the solutions were wind-power generators using recycled materials for the community living on Red River’s sand-bank, renovated cooking stove for rural and mountainous households, and air filter using solar power. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Director of the The he xanh (Green Generation) JSC, held that using traditional stoves of Vietnam is harmful for both human health and the environment. Therefore, the company has developed new models of cooking stoves to save materials and protect people’s health and the environment by reducing carbon emissions. As the company’s calculation, the model will save 50-60 percent of … [Read more...] about Seminar introduces sustainable energy solutions for community
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
The region has been hit hard by heavy rains, floods, landslides and other impacts for more than a week. Several greenhouses in Lam Dong Province’s Da Lat, a premier grower of flowers and vegetables, were buried after thousands of cubic meters of trash from the Cam Ly Landfill, about five kilometers away from the city center, tumbled down from a hill, on Tuesday. Blackish and foul-smelling water followed the garbage’s trails downhill, potentially polluting the city’s water sources. 53-year-old Le Thi Hoi said almost 2,000 square meters of her family’s hydrangea garden were buried by the trash. "It is our family’s only source of income," she said. The total area and value of crops damaged following the incident have not been finalized. In Dak Lak Province, about 170 kilometers to the north of Da Lat, a section of the Quang Dien embankment in Krong Ana District was broken Tuesday, causing water from the nearby Krong Ana river to submerge over 1,000 hectares … [Read more...] about Central Highlands: As floods recede, food shortage concerns surface