Garbage-collection groups in HCM City accused of extortion

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VietNamNet Bridge – To get the right to collect garbage in some certain areas, the owners of garbage-collection cooperatives have to pay billions of dong to buy the “areas” from their predecessors. To offset these payments, they then charge local households high collection fees.

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Typhoon flood leaves messes in northern Vietnam, 27 deaths counted

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Photo credit: Thanh Nien, Tuoi Tre

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Japanese interested in farmer’s incinerator invention

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Japanese interested in farmer’s incinerator invention

VietNamNet Bridge – A farmer in Thai Binh province, finishing secondary school, has successfully made an incinerator and electricity generator with capacity for up to 20 households.

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WB supports environmental sanitation project

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VGP - Central Quang Binh province and the World Bank (WB) on July 20 inaugurated a newly constructed drainage and waste water treatment system in Dong Hoi city.

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WB funds environmental sanitation project in Dong Hoi city

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WB funds environmental sanitation project in Dong Hoi city

(VOV) - Central Quang Binh province and the World Bank (WB) on July 20 inaugurated a newly constructed drainage and waste water treatment system in Dong Hoi city, as part of its Environmental Sanitation Project (DAVSMT).

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Rubbish clogging up countryside, cities, islands

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Rubbish clogging up countryside, cities, islands

VietNamNet Bridge – Household garbage that pollutes the environment has become a serious problem everywhere, from urban to rural areas, from remote provinces to islands.

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Ministry recognizes farmer’s creative inventions

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Ministry recognizes farmer’s creative inventions

VietNamNet Bridge – The Thai Binh Province’s Science and Technology Department ignored the invention of local farmer Bui Duc Kien, but scientists from the Ministry of Science and Technology have officially recognized the value of his incinerator and electricity generator.

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Officials reject farmer’s incinerator invention

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Officials reject farmer’s incinerator invention

VietNamNet Bridge – The inventor of a special garbage incinerator and electricity generator, a farmer in Thai Binh province, has dismantled his work following a ban by the provincial science and technology department.

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Green Consumption Campaign attracts millions of attendees

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Green Consumption Campaign attracts millions of attendees

Over 3.7 million people have responded to the Green Consumption Campaign in Ho Chi Minh City, said the campaign’s organization board chaired by the city People’s Committee on July 3.

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The man who restores life to discarded items

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The man who restores life to discarded items

VietNamNet Bridge – After 35 years at work, a Ho Chi Minh City sanitation worker has used his skilled hands to create more than 1,000 products from discarded items.

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Vietnamese man runs his own garbage plant

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Vietnamese man runs his own garbage plant

For the past three years, a middle-aged man in central Vietnam’s Quang Ngai Province has run a garbage plant with his own money in an effort to clean up his neighborhood.

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14 dead in Bulgaria flash floods as rescuers search for missing

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14 dead in Bulgaria flash floods as rescuers search for missing

Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 14 people, including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, authorities said Friday.

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Vietnam experts suggest unreleased sewer gas blew up HCMC road

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City transportation experts said the explosion that ripped through a downtown road on Monday was likely caused by trapped sewer gas or as they called it a “gas bomb.”

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Journalism cannot be a mercenary pursuit

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

In 2013, global job-search portal CareerCast rated journalism as the worst job in the United States, below lumberjacks, janitors, garbage collectors and bus drivers.The agency publishes the list annually in its Jobs Rate Reports. Two hundred jobs are ranked based on factors such as environment, income, outcome and stress.

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Ha Noi suffers from poor waste collection

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Ha Noi suffers from poor waste collection

VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi residents in many districts have complained about environmental pollution caused by rubbish collection and transport, during recent meetings with National Assembly deputies.

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