Vietnam's air quality among the worst in the world: study

By Dinh Muoi - Tan Phu, Thanh Nien News

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The large number of motorbikes is one reason for the air pollution in Vietnam, especially in large cities. Photo: Dao Ngoc Thach The large number of motorbikes is one reason for the air pollution in Vietnam, especially in large cities. Photo: Dao Ngoc Thach

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Businesses from Sweden came to promote their public transport technologies in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday, saying their study found that Vietnam’s air pollution is among the worst worldwide.
Swedish trade officials said at the conference that Vietnam has the eighth worst air pollution among 178 countries surveyed last year.
They said one reason is the rapid growth of individual vehicles, offering to sell the public transport solutions being used in Stockholm.
One solution is switching to clean and energy-saving buses, they said.
The country’s largest city Ho Chi Minh has 139 new cars and 750 new motorbikes registered every day.

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