Task2 - Environment >> Environmental Problems in Vietnam

"Environmental Problems in Vietnam"

There are many environmental issues facing Vietnam. In your opinion, what are the causes and effects of the biggest environmental issue that Vietnam must confront?


Vietnam has been a developing country that has had a high speed of economic growth because of industrialization. The development brings many benefits for Vietnamese society, but it also causes some serious environmental problems.

Specifically, to perform the industrialization, there have been more businesses, factories and industrial areas being created, and the activities of these businesses contribute to significant pollution of air, land and water. In a sustained effort to change the domestic economic structure and develop the economy, the Vietnamese government has encouraged improvement of industry. This means the activities of factories and industrial areas have increased at a high level.

As a result, there are more and more fossil fuels being burned and a large amount of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen put into the air, land and water. This causes the serious pollution of the air, land and water in Vietnam's environment. For example, there are many polluted rivers in Vietnam with black water and a terrible smell, and the Saigon River is a significant example. Furthermore, there are many places that do not have fresh water to drink and use for basic demands because of the pollution of water sources that result from the industrial waste of many factories.

In my opinion, the best solution for this problem is improving the environmental awareness of people by a suitable education program that can educate people about the importance and essential role of the environment. In addition, the government should have more heavy penalties for any action that does not follow the law and harms nature. If there is effective cooperation between people and organizations, the environment will get better in the near future.

Comment from ITP

Great essay Anh. You are the first EIU student to be published. Well done.