Posts of Soil

China issues Yellow River Protection Law

Including water withdrawal regulation, a water allocation system and water pollutant discharge limits

Water Soil

On Oct. 30, 2022, China issued the Yellow River Protection Law, which will come into effect April 1, 2023. This law introduces to the Yellow River basin a ban on …

China strengthens regulations on heavy metal pollution

Measures such as the designation of key regulated areas, substances and industries have been introduced

Water Air Soil

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on March 7 released its “opinions on strengthening regulations on heavy metal pollution”. The opinions require the designation of key regulated areas, substances and …

Indonesia, Soil pollution control


In Indonesia, industrial development has resulted in wide-ranging types of waste from factories and similar facilities, causing environmental pollution and health damage to residents. In particular, hazardous and toxic wastes …

Thailand updates the environmental standard for soil

For the first time in 17 yrs


The National Environmental Board of Thailand announced “Notification of the National Environmental Board: Soil Quality Standard” in the Royal Gazette on 11 March 2021. The notification issued under the Enhancement …

3-Year schedule for National Technical Standards (QCVN) development on environmental management in Vietnam

Including wastewater standards, exhaust gas standards, microplastics, POPs, etc.

Chemical Substances (Products) Wastes (Factory) Water Air Soil Noise Vibration Environmental Management

On November 25, 2020, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam enacted the “Decision No. 2664/QD-BTNMT on approval of the plan to develop National Technical Regulation (QCVN) on …

Soil and Groundwater management in Thailand

Water Soil

Environmental standard for Soil and Groundwater has been established under Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act, B.E. 2535 (1992). In 2016, Ministry of Industry established “Ministerial Regulation B.E. …

Soil Contamination Prevention in China


1. Current status of soil pollution and countermeasures in China In China, the situation of soil contamination is not deemed to be optimistic because the legislative efforts to cope with …

Soil pollution control in Vietnam


In recent years, especially since 2010, soil/land pollution has got increased attention in Vietnam. In particular, pollution is serious in agricultural land and industrial sites. However, soil rehabilitation has not …

Bill to fully amend Law on Environmental Protection of 2014 in Vietnam

Major changes expected in waste management

Environmental Basic Law Wastes (Products) Product Designs Container/Packaging Wastes (Factory) Water Air Soil Climate Change Others (Factory) Transport equipment and Mobile machinery Electrical and Electronic Equipments Chemical Products

On December 13, 2019, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam published a new bill to fully amend the Environmental Protection Law of 2014 and opened the call …