Hanoi’s air pollution worsens

Hanoi has continued facing severe air pollution, badly affecting people’s health.

According to the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s air monitoring stations, the air quality in the city remained very unhealthy this morning, January 14 with an index of 150-200. Pham Van Dong and Hang Ma streets and Phap Van-Tu Hiep urban area had the highest pollution index.

Hanoi’s air pollution worsens

Hanoi has continued facing severe air pollution, badly affecting people’s health

Such levels can threaten the health of children, seniors and individuals with heart or lung problems should stay indoors.

Meanwhile Independent air quality analysis system PamAir also recorded pollution in many other localities in the northern and northern central regions of Vietnam such as Thai Nguyen, Nam Dinh, Hung Yen, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa and Ha Tinh provinces with the index of 100-150.

Experts forecasted that pollution could ravage northern and northern central localities until January 17 when another cold spell hit them.

Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Hoang Phuc Lam said that temperature inversion is one of the factors causing poor air quality in recent days. It means that dust is trapped near the ground when the air cannot rise.

Dr Hoang Duong Tung, Chairman of the Vietnam Clean Air Network, sees exhaust fumes from vehicles, industrial production activities and dust from on-going construction sites as the major cause of the problem.

The Ministry of Health warned that Vietnam should not go out for exercise in the early morning or at night to avoid air pollution. People also should not open doors at this time and not do morning exercises. Masks should be used when going out.

News Related


Vietnam to grow 6.8 pct a year in the next five years

Vietnam can see an annual growth of up to 6.8 percent in the 2021-2025 period if the global economy recovers from Covid-19 impacts. Read more »

HCM City, southern provinces step up efforts against fake goods, contraband as Tết approaches

Smuggling and trade fraud are on the rise ahead of Tết, which falls on February 12. —VNA/VNS Photo. HCM CITY – Officers tasked with preventing fake goods, trade fraud and smuggling in HCM... Read more »

Ensuring information security for cloud computing a key national goal

Cloud computing will be the main orientation of the country to focus on in the coming time. — Photo vicloud.vn HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Information and Communications has determined that the... Read more »

Another metro line in Hanoi conducts trial run

The first train to operate on the Nhon-Hanoi Station railway conducted a trial run in the morning of January 22. Read more »

Vietnam facilitates Indian investments: official

Vietnam always welcomes and creates optimal conditions for Indian firms to invest in such spheres as processing, manufacturing and auto support industries, along with IT, renewable energy, high-tech agriculture, health care and... Read more »

Banks to make provisions for COVID-19 affected loans this year

The profit growth of banks this year is forecast at about 10 per cent against 20-25 per cent in recent years mainly due to the requirement to make provisions on COVID-19 affected loans.... Read more »

Pork price not expected to spike during Lunar New Year

A consumer buys meat at a Hapro supermarket in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Anh HÀ NỘI —Demand for pork rises in the run up to Lunar New Year (Tết), prices are... Read more »

Thirty enterprises win HCM City Golden Brand Award

The HCM City People’s Committee on January 21 presented the HCM City Golden Brand Award to 30 enterprises for their outstanding achievements in building and developing brands for products and services. VNS Photo... Read more »

10 outstanding events for Vietnamese cybersecurity in 2020

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). — Photo Vietnam+ The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) under the Authority of Information Security, Ministry of Information and Communications, recently announced 10 outstanding events for Vietnamese... Read more »

HoSE releases update of portfolios for indices

A trader looks at trading screens. The HoSE excluded three stocks from the VN30 basket for January 2021. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) just announced the... Read more »