Key economic regions suffer from industrial solid waste

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Key economic regions suffer from industrial solid waste

VietNamNet Bridge - Industrial solid waste has been threatening the living environment in key industrial production regions of the north and south.

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Photos: Saigon's Boeing to be turned into scrap metal

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Photos: Saigon's Boeing to be turned into scrap metal

An old Boeing 707 is being dismantled and removed from its resting place in a field on Hong Ha Street, Tan Binh District, HCM City.

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55-year-old gets law degree to win justice for poor in southern Vietnam

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55-year-old gets law degree to win justice for poor in southern Vietnam

Phan Thi Kim Hoa sells bananas and duck eggs in a market in Tien Giang Province.

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Children blamed for stealing guardrail bolts on Hanoi highway

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Children blamed for stealing guardrail bolts on Hanoi highway

Management of the Hanoi-Lao Cai Highway say children stole bolts securing guardrails to sell as scrap metal.

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Documentary on Amerasian children of war in Vietnam to be shown this month

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Documentary on Amerasian children of war in Vietnam to be shown this month

A special documentary on Amerasian children of the war in Vietnam will be aired on national broadcaster Vietnam Television’s VTV1 channel next weekend.

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Recycled coffee shop

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Recycled coffee shop

VietNamNet Bridge – Recycled construction is not new as makeshift offices or houses made from pre-used shipping containers can be seen at a lot of construction sites around HCMC. But a café built with two containers supplemented with wooden and glass windows and doors might be a first in the city.

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Ancient craft village battles devastating pollution

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Ancient craft village battles devastating pollution

In a field filled with smoke, two women burned scrap metal. They had brought the metal here to burn so the smoke would not pollute the village, a job that brought them a daily wage of VND100,000 (nearly US$5). After the fire burned out, they would bring home what was left and salvage the usable pieces.

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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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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

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 13 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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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 month(s) ago 1 related news

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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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 17 month(s) ago

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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