HCMC plan to hike water prices runs into stiff opposition

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HCMC plan to hike water prices runs into stiff opposition

An announcement by the Ho Chi Minh City water utility at a meeting Tuesday that it plans to hike tariffs by 10.5 percent every year for the next five years was met with protests, with critics urging the state-owned Saigon Water Corporation to instead reduce water leakages to cut costs.

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Hoa Binh told to address pollution

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has told northern Hoa Binh Province's People's Committee to inspect Doc Bung rubbish dump and submit a plan on overcoming the pollution it produces.

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Ha Noi tap water passes safety tests

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The Vinaconex Water Supply Joint Stock Company claims that the quality of tap water it provides to Ha Noi households strictly meets standards.

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HCMC leader demands results or resignations at water authority

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HCMC leader demands results or resignations at water authority

Many families living on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City have struggled with a lack of clean water for dozens of years, inspiring one high-ranking city official to demand results or resignations from district and water department leaders.

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Mo Lao awaits new water pipe system

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

The Fresh Water Business and Construction Investment Joint Stock Company (Viwaco) planned to rebuild the Construction-College residential building's water pipe system next month in Ha Dong District's Mo Lao Ward in Ha Noi.

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Ho Chi Minh City hospital discharges untreated wastewater

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City hospital discharges untreated wastewater

Ho Chi Minh City’s Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital has admitted to discharging untreated waste into the environment.

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Ho Chi Minh City tap water tainted with antibiotics, toxins

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Ho Chi Minh City tap water tainted with antibiotics, toxins

Independent studies have detected antibiotics and hormone-disrupting substances in Ho Chi Minh City's tap water due to the lacks of a system to monitor or decontaminate it, Saigon Tiep Thi Online reported.

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HCM City considers collecting water-drainage fees

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago

HCM City considers collecting water-drainage fees

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City collects environmental protection fees equal to 10 percent of the tap water price, and is now planning a fee for water drainage, to be equal to 25 percent of the tap water price.

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Hydropower plants deplete Da Nang tap-water sources

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago

Hydropower plants deplete Da Nang tap-water sources

VietNamNet Bridge – Da Nang, which has some of the most advanced infrastructure in the country, has been facing a serious water shortage since mid-August, a highly unusual situation for the city.

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Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

VietNamNet Bridge – People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

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Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

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Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

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Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago 1 related news

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

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Vietnam's urban tap water seriously polluted: health ministry

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnam's urban tap water seriously polluted: health ministry

Between 20-25 percent of water plants in Ho Chi Minh City and several Mekong Delta provinces supply substandard tap water to users, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper has reported, citing a new survey conducted by the the Ministry of Health.

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Pictures: 'Ghost City' and the wells next to graves in Saigon

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Pictures: 'Ghost City' and the wells next to graves in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – For over 20 years, nearly 1,000 people in Quarter 2 and 3 of Ward 12, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City have been using water from drilling wells near graves.

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Hanoi’s water supply station to close due to high arsenic levels

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Hanoi’s water supply station to close due to high arsenic levels

VietNamNet Bridge - All 20 water samples taken from water supply plants and stations in Hanoi have a chlorine and arsenic concentrations higher than the permitted level.

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