Few institutions in this country proactively deal with air pollution. The International School of Ho Chi Minh City is one that does
Anyone concerned about declining air quality in Vietnam’s big cities can now check pollution data hourly thanks to a new service provided by the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks Vietnam as one of the 10 worst countries for air quality. Is this assessment correct? And how does Hanoi fare when it comes to the city’s air? Words by Katie Jacobs, photos by Thiep Nguyen
Did you know that air pollution is one of the leading causes of death in the developing world? Well, we didn’t either — and were stunned to read that the WHO ascribes 2.4 million deaths a year to air pollution, attributing 1.5 million of this number to indoor air pollution. And, as we detail in In the Air on page 150 in the Hanoi section, air pollution in Vietnam is getting to be a very real problem.
We’ve just had a power cut when the rain starts. Within 10 minutes the phone rings. It’s 3.20 in the afternoon.
The Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO) finished its trial helicopter flight from Ho Chi Minh City to the coastal resort town of Mui Ne in Binh Thuan Province last weekend.