Nation PM asks Hoa Binh, Hanoi to tackle water pollution The Saigon Times Daily Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019,15:45 (GMT+7) PM asks Hoa Binh, Hanoi to tackle water pollutionThe Saigon Times Daily Local residents in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi prepare bottles to stockpile clean water after tap water in many districts in the city was polluted - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the authorities of Hoa Binh Province and Hanoi City to direct Song Da Water Investment JSC (Viwasupco) to address the polluted tap water from the Da River, discovered last week, and find alternative sources of clean water to supply residents in Hanoi. PM Phuc also asked the ministries of Construction and of Natural Resources and Environment to team up with localities to examine the operations of water plants across the country to ensure local people are using safe and clean water, the Government’s portal chinhphu.vn … [Read more...] about PM asks Hoa Binh, Hanoi to tackle water pollution
Lawyers said that both the truck driver who discharged used oil near a spring that feeds the water purifying plant of Vinaconex Water Supply Joint Stock Company (Viwasupco) and this business should be held accountable for Hanoi's contaminated tap water, Zing News reported. Since last Thursday, residents in some district of Hanoi detected foul smell similar to burning plastic from their tap water, and have thus turned to bottled water in frustration. A 2.5-ton truck pouring used oil into Tram spring, which is a water intake for the water plant operated by Viwasupco, is said to be the culprit for the situation. The tests on the tap water supplied by Viwasupco showed the styrene level in the water is nearly four times higher than normal, Lawyer Dang Van Cuong, head of the Chinh Phap Law Office, said the firm or individuals involved in polluting the spring had committed a serious and irresponsible act of vandalism, as Viwasupco supplies tap water to thousands of households in Hanoi with … [Read more...] about Who is to blame for Hanoi’s contaminated tap water?
Hanoi (VNA) – Singapore has unveiled a new plan to guard against cyber-attacks that could threaten the country’s infrastructure such as power, water and transport networks. It was launched on October 1 within the framework of the ongoing 4th Singapore International Cyber Week. Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security of Singapore Teo Chee Hean said the master plan is a good example to strengthen the national cyber security defence. He stressed the importance of addressing threats of cyber-attacks so that the government can provide assurance to the public along with its Smart Nation initiatives. The Singaporean official also announced the launch of a programme which will provide a channel for everyone to report vulnerabilities they discover on any Internet-facing government systems or applications. With the programme, everyone has a shared responsibility to make the cyberspace safer and more resilient, he added. The Singapore International … [Read more...] about Singapore reveals new plan to prevent cyber attacks
At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA) Hai Duong (VNA) – The northern province of Hai Duong has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on expanding cooperation with the neighbouring province of Bac Giang during the period from 2020 to 2025. Under the deal, signed at a conference held by the Party Committees of the two provinces in Hai Duong's Chi Linh city on October 5, the two sides committed to boosting partnerships across the fields and assisting each other in tapping their potential and advantages for mutual development. Specifically, the two provinces will share experience in developing clean and hi-tech agricultural production, including the building of a brand name for lychee, which is grown on large areas in both localities. They will look for ways to increase transport connectivity, listing some projects such as a road connecting the special national relic site of Con Son – Kiep Bac and Thanh Mai Pagoda of Hai Duong with the West Yen Tu relic site and Vinh Nghiem … [Read more...] about Hai Duong province boosts cooperation with neighbouring Bac Giang
Deputy Minister of Public Security, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Thanh at the award ceremony in Chile (Photo: VNA) Antofagasta (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Public Security, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Thanh has won the silver prize of Best Practices Awards Programme of the Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. With a project on turning Vietnam’s Hai Phong into a green port city, Thanh, who is former Secretary of the city’s Party Committee, brought home the silver prize in the category of Low Carbon Model Towns. Addressing the award ceremony in Chile’s Antofagasta on October 14, Thanh said his project aims to build Hai Phong as an ecosystem, with scientific applications in planning, management and development. Activities that target the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, environmental protection and climate change adaptation will serve as a driving force for green growth and sustainable economic … [Read more...] about Vietnamese honoured at ESCI Best Practices Awards Programme