Tag Archives: Vietnam

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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Hanoi’s air pollution ranks 2nd worst in world 

Hanoi’s air pollution was recorded as the second worst in the world Wednesday morning by a global air quality watchdog. The Real-time Air Quality Index, which compiles information from local authorities globally, ranked the city as “very unhealthy” based on … 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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Hanoi under a polluted cloud 

Many Hanoians seem unaware of the high air pollution in their city despite the warnings of environmentalists and statistics from the US Embassy’s air quality monitoring station in Lang Ha Street that show the air quality index remaining at unhealthy … Continue reading

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