Tag Archives: Hanoi

Industrial Growth Creates Nagging Air Pollution in Vietnam

Five years ago, a car bound for the Ho Chi Minh City airport from downtown might get stuck in a couple of quick jams, costing just an extra minute. Now big swathes of the Vietnamese financial center are congested, and … Continue reading

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Citing ‘unhealthy air’, Vietnam tells people to limit outdoor activities

Vietnam warned its people on Tuesday to limit outdoor activities because the air quality in the Southeast Asian country has persistently been at “unhealthy” levels for days. The levels of hazardous small particles known as PM2.5 in the air at … Continue reading

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Hanoi chokes as air pollution increases to unhealthy levels

Air pollution in Ha Noi in recent days has been so severe that health experts have warned people to stay indoors. The Air Quality Index at various air monitoring stations across the capital showed dangerously high levels on Sunday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s major cities choking as air pollution exacerbates: government study 

Urban areas are polluted by transportation, industrial production and daily activities. Air pollution has been getting worse across Vietnam over the past five years, breaching acceptable levels in the country’s major cities, according to a government report released on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic 

Officials in Vietnam’s traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a city where two-wheelers are the main means of transportation. Hanoi is famed for legions … Continue reading

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Hanoi slowly choking on rising air pollution 

A new study has found that air quality in the capital can soar up to 10 times higher than World Health Organization limits. A new study to measure the air quality in Vietnam’s major cities has found that pollution levels during … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Hanoi reaches hazardous levels 

Air pollution in the capital city, which has been bad since last Tuesday, is so severe now that health experts have warned people to stay indoors. The Air Quality Index at various air monitoring stations across Ha Noi showed dangerously … Continue reading

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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City’s pollution readings alarming: expert

Alarming pollution readings have been recorded in both of Vietnam’s largest cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during 2016, raising health concerns amongst locals. Hanoi’s 2016 Air Quality Index (AQI) value, calculated based on the PM2.5 annual mean concentration, … Continue reading

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