VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Le Viet Phu, a lecturer at Fulbright University, says the damages caused by air pollution to Vietnam in 2013 could be assessed up to $10 billion.
Vietnam is among 10 countries with the worst air quality
The figure was calculated based on WTP approaching method, which considers the willingness to pay for reduction in air pollution.
In 2013, the number of deaths because of PM 2.5 dust was 40,000, including 3,000 in HCMC. Continue reading “Death toll from air pollution four times higher than traffic accidents”