Vietnam's urban tap water seriously polluted: health ministry

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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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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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Monthly CPI rises in major cities

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The month-on-month consumer price indices (CPI) in the country's two biggest cities in June increased after being down for several months, according to statistics departments of Ha Noi and HCM City.

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Quang Tri responds to World Environment Day

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

The World Vision and Trieu Phong district in the central province of Quang Tri on June 5 co-launched a host of activities in response to World Environment Day, through which new initiatives for environment problems, including climate change, were made known.

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Toxins found in Hanoi tap water

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Toxins found in Hanoi tap water

VietNamNet Bridge – The cost of running water in Hanoi has been increasing sharply, while the quality of that water remains stubbornly low –toxin concentrations are far higher than permitted levels, while pipeline breaks are a regular occurrence.

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Ha Noi tap water poses health risks

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Tap water samples collected from different plants in the capital city fail to meet the Health Ministry's hygiene standards and pose a public health hazard, according to the Ha Noi Preventive Medicine Centre.

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The village of 70 sets of twins

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The village of 70 sets of twins

VietNamNet Bridge – This small community in the southern province of Dong Nai has earned itself the moniker, “Twin village”. Located on National Highway 1A, Hung Hiep Village makes itself home to 40 sets of twins, according to Mr. Tran Dinh Danh, the village chief. Furthermore, its parent commune, Hung Loc Commune, is home to an additional 30 twins.

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HCM City’s dwellers look forward to clean water

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HCM City’s dwellers look forward to clean water

VietNamNet Bridge – Unable to access the city’s tap-water resources, Ho Chi Minh City’s suburbanites must use water from wells they dig themselves. But the underground water is getting seriously polluted.

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CNPC blamed for contaminating China city’s water, Xinhua says

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CNPC blamed for contaminating China city’s water, Xinhua says

A boy stands in a queue to fetch safe water supplied by the government in a community in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, April 11, 2014. Photo: Xinhua

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Social News Headlines 9/4

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Ministry inspects private health clinics, drugstores in 5 cities

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Outlying districts lack fresh tap water

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

More than 90 per cent of residents in HCM City's outlying districts have no access to tap water and are forced to use water from bore wells or collected rainfall.

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Polluted rivers, dwindling groundwater threaten Vietnam city supply

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Polluted rivers, dwindling groundwater threaten Vietnam city supply

A polluted section of the Siep Stream that flows into the Dong Nai River, a waterway that provides sustenance to some 15 million people, including most of Ho Chi Minh City. Experts are calling for determined action by relevant authorities to reduce river pollution to ensure supply of clean water to millions of people in Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces. PHOTO: HOANG TUAN

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Mar 18

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Mar 18

Briefs of some of leading news stories published on Tuesday (March 18) in Tuoi Tre newspaper:

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Sawaco plans water price hikes to fund City installation project

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Sai Gon Water Corporation (Sawaco) plans to increase water prices in HCM City by 9-11 per cent, Bach Vu Hai, deputy general director of Sawaco.

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