27 °C Singapore, SG
August 4, 2020
Latest News
Free Solar-Powered Irrigation to India’s Farmers? Deutsche Bank to stop global coal mining business activities by 2025, also halt oil sands funding Renewables in Asia: A hard race against fossil fuels World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Moves Forward In UAE Human activity likely cause of Arctic’s heat wave Ireland’s renewable electricity scheme gets EU approval Greta Thunberg wins 1 million euro prize, says she will donate it to environmental groups Hanoi air pollution control to be enhanced Velocys backs call for more investment in sustainable aviation technology South Korea backtracks on green promise McDonald’s unveils net zero restaurant at Disney World China’s new green bond catalogue could be greener World’s largest green hydrogen project will convert renewable energy to ammonia then back to hydrogen Why Africa’s heatwaves are a forgotten impact of climate change Japan confirms 10 offshore wind sites for potential build-out 5 trends this decade that will shape Singapore’s switch to electric mobility IEEFA Philippines: Reshaping the power market by moving towards renewables and energy resilience by 2021 In 2020’s biggest energy deal, six global firms strike $20 billion agreement with Abu Dhabi state oil giant Sport’s carbon footprint is global bad news Just Launched: Renewables 2020 Global Status Report Australia’s 5GW wind energy pipeline celebrated on Global Wind Day Standing tall: How green buildings are adapting to the post-Covid era Australia’s most efficient solar cell, next to ‘revolutionise an entire industry’ IEEFA India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ vision positive Carbon-neutral aircraft might work with ion drive New coalition says offshore wind could power 10% of world’s energy demand IEEFA: Renewables continue to break records despite COVID-19 TEPCO to invest more than $9bn in renewables before 2030 New York’s Siting Board approves 340MW Alle-Catt wind facility Millions of species face extinction emergency

Hanoi air pollution control to be enhanced

Hà Nội is suffering serious air pollution.

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been compiling a directive of urban air pollution control which is set to be issued in August.

Air pollution in big cities such as Hà Nội and HCM City has become worse in recent years and reached alarming levels on many days, affecting people’s health.

The draft directive on enhancing air pollution control in urban areas has been made available for comment and consultation among ministries and agencies nationwide.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the directive is expected to encourage provinces and cities, especially big cities, to implement plans of air pollution and gas emission control, and PM10 and PM2.5 dust monitoring.

The directive will also ask Hà Nội, HCM City and other cities and provinces at high risk of air pollution to monitor emission sources and propose plans of restricting vehicles travelling to inner-cities on very bad and hazardous pollution days.

Local authorities will have to rationally divide traffic flow to limit prolonged congestion causing environmental pollution.

At the same time, localities have to accelerate plans of expanding public transport networks, eventually replacing motorbikes and other fossil-fuelled vehicles.

Old and ragged vehicles must be banned from circulation while the use of electric and gas vehicles in inner-cities should be encouraged.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will continue to complete the legal framework on environmental protection and air quality monitoring and take prime responsibility for implementing the national action plan on air quality control.

The Ministry of Transport is responsible for the roadmap of gas emission standards after it is approved by the Government.

The ministry will set up strategies and roadmaps to develop environmentally-friendly means of transport.

The Ministry of Construction shall issue regulations on environmental protection for construction activities and study noise-proof materials for construction works.

The Ministry of Health will assess the impact of air pollution on health and propose measures to protect people’s health. — VNS

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *