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Hà Nội’s students use art to promote environment protection
Hundreds of students at a elementary school in Hà Nội City joined a drawing contest on Tuesday in the hopes of raising awareness for environmental protection issues.
Quảng Nam province to restore forest for endangered langurs
Quảng Nam province plans to allocate a fund of VNĐ100 billion (US$ 4.4 million) to restore a 100 ha forest as a safe habitat for a herd of gray-shanked douc langurs (pygathrix cinerea) living in Đồng Cổ village, Tam Mỹ Tây commune of Núi Thành district in 2019 - 2028.
Pollution hotspots need much stricter control
Fewer new pollution hotspots have been found in Việt Nam in the past few years, but vigilance is needed to control potential risks.
Protecting Hanoi environment together
On 18th January of 2019, Hanoi Department of Construction has allowed JSC CONSTRUCTION-TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT HANOI (Hactra) company to install and operate Korea HJ-1000 system on the Big Kim Lien lake for testing. On occasion, Environment magazine (VEM) has a meeting with Mr. Do Tat Viet who is the CEO of Hactra company to interview him about how the company plans to install and operate HJ-1000 system.
Seaports told to remove scrap containers
The Việt Nam Maritime Administration has ordered all seaport management agencies to quickly deal with the huge backlog of imported scrap containers across the country. Owners were told to transport the containers out of Việt Nam immediately. Any delay could pose a risk of serious environmental pollution.
Plastic waste must be recycled
Plastic waste is a resource that needs to be collected, sorted and recycled. Non-reusable solid waste (including plastic waste) should be moved to a waste treatment plant.
Ministry of Transport sets stricter emission standards, old cars to disappear from circulation
The Vietnam Register (VR) has submitted to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) the second draft of the Prime Minister’s Decision on the plan to heighten emission standards. It is expected that the decision would cover two subjects - used import vehicles and vehicles in circulation.
Green construction materials the way forward
Vice President of the Viet Nam Association for Building Materials Thai Duy Sam speaks to Kinh te & Do Thi (Economic and Urban Affairs) newspaper about the need to use green construction materials.
Urban Green Growth Model and Indicators for Urban sustainable development
Within the framework of high level conference of Asia Pacific Economy Forum (APEC) 2017 in Ha Noi, the Vice Minister- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bui Thanh Son and the Vice Minister of Construction, Phan Thi My Linh co-chaired the Dialogue on Sustainable Urbanization.
Bear necessities: New dens for rescued bears
Rescued bears in Việt Nam will have more living space with the inauguration of two houses with two semi-natural enclosures at Tam Đảo National Park bear reserve in the Northern province of Vĩnh Phúc.
MONRE to issue list of industries polluting environment
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has ordered the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to urgently review and issue a list of industries that pose a high risk of polluting the environment. The Ministry was asked to co-operate with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Construction and relevant agencies to complete the task.
Heavy water resource exploitation in Đà Nẵng
The central city of Đà Nẵng needs to invest in its tap water supply system, especially in remote areas, to effectively limit the rampant and rapid exploitation of underground water, experts have said. This and other solutions were proposed at the conference on exploitation, protection and proper use of underground water resources held in the city, lately.
Environmental services co-operatives treat waste in Vĩnh Phúc province
Environmental services co-operatives have been operating for years in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc, providing a cleaner living environment for residents. For example, in Bình Xuyên District’s Tam Hợp commune, the Tam Hợp Environment Service Co-operative, founded in 2014, is equipped with two incinerators with a burning capacity of 15 tonnes of waste daily.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to inspect 520 facilities
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) will inspect adherence to environment protection regulations at 520 production and business establishments, industrial, export processing and hi-tech zones.
Four teams to inspect Formosa compensation
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has requested four inspection teams to examine the compensation for residents affected by the marine environment incident in the central provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên - Huế last year.
Lâm Đồng province to invest over 510 billion VNĐ to biodiversity protection
The Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng plans to invest 510 billion VNĐ (22.35 million US$) in a project to preserve the Province’s biodiversity for the next decade and beyond. The funds will be used to develop the Langbiang Biosphere Reserve as well as Bidoup Nui Bà and Cát Tiên National Parks.
Long An province boots to develop green industry
Long An province has assigned priority to environment-friendly technologies and strengthened environmental management to ensure sustainable operation of its industrial zones (IZ).
Bamboo conservation project in Quảng Nam
The central district Điện Bàn in cooperation with the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) has kicked off a local bamboo conservation project that will run from 25 December, 2017.
From Kyoto protocol to Paris Agreement: Transition towards a new carbon market mechanism
Ha Noi, 16 December 2016 - The Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have held an important review workshop on how lessons from implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) can guide the transition towards new carbon market mechanisms in Viet Nam.
Choking smog makes Hanoi's pollution "very unhealthy"
Air pollution in Hanoi reached dangerous levels, when it was ranked the second most polluted among cities monitored under a global air quality study.
World takes bold steps to protect wildlife, including elephants, rhinos and tigers
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) left Việt Nam and Mozambique in no doubt that they must crack down on the illegal rhino horn trade within a year or face the threat of sanctions.
Hà Nội to crack down on polluting enterprises
All polluting businesses or businesses that deliberately fail or delay to implement environmental remediation measures will be publicised and penalised. Mr. Nguyễn Thế Hùng, Vice Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee issued Official Dispatch No. 5714/UBND-ĐT, dated October 5th, 2016, regarding the management of industrial pollution in Hà Nội.
Đà Nẵng looks to Public Private Parnership in waste water treatment
Đà Nẵng city has been struggling against waste water at Industrial Zones (IZs) and urban sites, as well as to supply clean water while dealing with heavily polluted sites. According to the city’s Institute for Economic and Social development, only 70 per cent of waste water from IZs is treated before being discharged into the environment, but it’s still at level 1 (liquidation of organic matter).
Central localities compensated
The Ministry of Finance has transferred VNĐ3 trillion (US$134 million) to four coastal central provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên - Huế) where fish died en mass due to environmental pollution in April.
Hà Nội increases oxygen in West Lake to save fish
Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee, Nguyễn Đức Chung, has said Hà Nội is installing four high capacity oxygen supply systems at West Lake to improve the lake’s oxygen content.
Việt Nam attends 17th CITES conference in South Africa
Representatives from 182 member countries of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) are gathering at the 17 th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 24 to October 5, 2016.
Prime Minister issues directive on illegal wildlife trade
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has just issued a new directive instructing authorities and law enforcement agencies across the country to take urgent measures to combat the illegal trade in wildlife. According to the Directive, the Government is aware that its current approach has not stamped out the illegal trade and that “illegal activities, including processing, handicraft making and trading, and openly selling wildlife products such as ivory and rhino horns are still taking place”.
Đồng Tháp to restore its forests
The Đồng Tháp province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is afforesting 155 ha under a province plan to grow forests through 2020. It is also planting another three million trees around the Province. Most of the trees being planted are local or Australian cajuput.
How is the environmental fee being used?
Environmental accidents in many localities. Despite these events, people do not receive support from local authorities, though they must pay many environment taxes and fees
World’s second largest Delacour’s langur population was discovered
The world’s second largest population of the critically endangered Delacour’s langur was recently discovered by Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
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