Roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile – Many unresolved issues

(Vietnamplus) – Hanoi (VNA) – Whether to stop or allow the use of chrysotile has once again become a hot topic with many debates among Government agencies and experts in the hearing session held by the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology and Environment on 03 November 2018. The decades-long controversy as well as the proposal to develop a roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile in the production of asbestos cement (AC) roofing by 2023 proposed by the Ministry of Construction have caused many difficulties to the manufacturers of this affordable roofing; some producers have had to shut down their businesses.

The Economic war between the U.S and China is rising: the concern from building material businesses

(Investment Newspaper) – A rise in the US – China economic war is indicated by an event a couple of days ago in which the US President threatened to apply tax on the 500 billon dollar worth of good exported from China to the US. That amount of good almost equals the total quantity of good exported from China to the US in 2017. Recent warnings showed that this economic war will have noticeable impact on the operation of businesses in the building material industry, including businesses in Vietnam.

5.000 AC roof sheets to support the poor in Damrey typhoon zone

(Dan Tri) – Brutally affected by the Damrey typhoon, the people in Khanh Hoa province have to overcome many difficulties to rebuild their lives. Currently, the People’ Committee of Khanh Hoa province has proposed the Government to provide 2,855 billion VND, 25,000 tons of rice and other medicines.

Chrysotile and some concerns

(Tienphong) – Due to the controversy over the use of chrysotile in Vietnam, the Committee on Science, Technology and Environment has sent a delegation to Russia to researching on the mining and use of chrysotile in this country.

Chrysotile – a difficult problem

(Vietnamnet.vn) – completely replacing or using chrysotile under control remains a difficult problem for scientists, economists and authorities.

Is the AC roof sheet substitute technology feasible?

(Vietnamplus.vn) – The proposed ban on chrysotile due to health concern has opened an endless debate in Government and public, especially when there are no substitute materials sharing similar characteristics to chrysotile with a reason price.