Untreated waste threatens Vietnam’s ‘pearl island’

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Untreated waste threatens Vietnam’s ‘pearl island’

The main dump on Phu Quoc island receives 70-80 tons of garbage each day. Photo: Huynh Kim

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Scrap metal from used ships polluting environment

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Scrap metal from used ships polluting environment

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) has allowed enterprises and individuals to import used ships for scrap steel, which has caused pollution, environmentalists say.

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U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

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U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

A U.S. government watchdog agency is asking the Air Force to explain why it decided to destroy 16 aircraft initially bought for the Afgan air force and turn them into $32,000 of scrap metal instead of finding other ways to salvage nearly $500 million in U.S. funds spent on the program.

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Scrap dealer rewarded for giving centuries-old cannons to museum in central Vietnam

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Scrap dealer rewarded for giving centuries-old cannons to museum in central Vietnam

A scrap dealer in central Vietnam’s Nghe An Province was rewarded last week for handing two centuries-old cannons to the provincial museum two years back.

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Toy ships drop anchor in Bookworm

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Bookworm is hosting an exhibition of tin toys made of scrap metal which are usually sold on streets during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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11 Vung Tau men busted stealing scrap metals from Malaysian barge

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Coast Guard officers in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province arrested 11 people for stealing scrap materials on a Malaysian barge docked off the coast of Vung Tau, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

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Scrap imports need stricter regulation

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Scrap imports need stricter regulation

While local experts are arguing over whether Vietnam should ban or continue allowing the import of scrap metal in the draft amendments to the Law on Environmental Protection expected to be adopted next month, Tomisaka Ryuji, a Japan International Co-operation Agency expert working at Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, provides some words of wisdom.

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Dismantling wartime bombs for a living in Vietnam

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Dismantling wartime bombs for a living in Vietnam

Lacking training for a trade, many people, especially in central Vietnam, risk their lives to earn a living by sweeping for bombs, mines, and other explosive remnants of war to sell as scrap metal.

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Plane wreck pulled from Vietnamese waters to be sold as scrap

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Plane wreck pulled from Vietnamese waters to be sold as scrap

Parts of an aircraft believed to date back to the French colonial period (1832-1945). The aircraft was retrieved from waters off the coast of Thua Thien - Hue Province on April 26. PHOTO: DINH TOAN

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Officials late to act on bomb found near Vietnamese schools

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Officials late to act on bomb found near Vietnamese schools

A photo taken in the afternoon of April 17 shows two students in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province stand inside the barricade rope to watch a bomb unearthed two days ago. Photo by Nguyen Long

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WWII bomb blast in Thailand kills seven, injures 19: officials

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WWII bomb blast in Thailand kills seven, injures 19: officials

At least seven people died and 19 others were injured Wednesday when a massive World War II bomb exploded at a scrap metal warehouse in Bangkok as workers tried to cut it open, officials said.

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Vietnam scrap vendor submits $50,000 she found to police

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Vietnam scrap vendor submits $50,000 she found to police

Huynh Thi Anh Hong, a scrap vendor from Quang Ngai Province, at her rented house in Ho Chi Minh City after handing over 5 million yen she found to police. Photo by Cong Nguyen

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Mar 23

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Mar 23

Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today in Vietnamese media:

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Scrap metal divers brave hazardous river

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Scrap metal divers brave hazardous river

VietNamNet Bridge – Every day, barefoot divers in HCM City, nicknamed ‘'otters'', dive to the bottom of the Sai Gon River flowing through the city in search of scrap metal.

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New shipbuilding firm to begin operations

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VietNam News English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) begins operations this month as part of the restructuring of the heavily indebted Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin).

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