Tag Archives: Ho Chi Minh City

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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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, 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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Vietnam mulls test of motorbike emissions to cut urban air pollution 

Vietnam is considering a plan to test motorbike emissions in its five largest cities after tests found the vehicle has become a major polluter. Vietnam Register, which checks vehicle quality, has urged the Ministry of Transport to test around 23 … Continue reading

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Smog begins to blanket Saigon as air pollution soars

Smog has been spotted at many places across Ho Chi Minh City in recent mornings and a weather expert says worsening air pollution is to blame. The thick blanket of smoke and fog was most noticeable in Districts 1, 2, 4, … Continue reading

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Vietnam Curbs Traffic to Improve Safety, Air Quality

Vietnam is attempting to combat the traffic-related problems of crashes and smog. Traffic accidents are a leading killer here, especially among teenagers. Roughly 14,000 Vietnamese die each year after a crash, putting this nation of 90 million among the top … Continue reading

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