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Việt Nam and US launch first energy security dialogue
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong and Sandra Oudkirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Energy Resources of the US co-chaired the first Vietnam-US Energy Security Dialogue in Hanoi on March 30.
Prime Minister puts focus on natural disasters
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered ministries, sectors and localities to use their resources more efficiently to better cope with natural disasters, which are striking the country more frequently and severely due to climate change.
Việt Nam struggling to protect water resources
Việt Nam is struggling to find solutions, especially ‘green’ solutions to address challenges in water resources management with environmental damage, climate change and unsustainable water exploitation driving the water-related crisis.
Water pollution alert sounded nationwide
Water found in some 71 per cent of Hà Nội’s wells is contaminated with higher than permitted levels of phosphate. This was revealed in a research conducted by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment.
JR.NBA Vietnam presented by Dutch Lady promotes active lifestyles to youth
On March 19, 2018, the National Basketball Association announced that the Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball returned to Vietnam for the fifth consecutive year with the presenting partner of Dutch Lady, one of the brands of FrieslandCamina Vietnam.
National land database to be completed in 2020
According to Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in two years’ time, a national land database will be completed and information on land from the smallest administrative unit to the central level would be available.
Over 2,000 youngsters respond to Earth Hour Campaign 2018
More than 2,000 youngsters in Ho Chi Minh City gathered at a ceremony in the city on March 10 to launch the Earth Hour Campaign 2018.
VN boasts nearly 12,000 marine species
Scientists have found nearly 12,000 Vietnamese marine creature species, including animals and plants, through studying the country’s marine biological resources, reported the Vietnam News Agency.
Mekong Delta braces for salt intrusion
Authorities and people living in the coastal areas of the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have taken several measures to prevent saltwater intrusion, including building of dams.
Việt Nam to celebrate World Water Day 2018
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and localities nationwide will organise activities to celebrate World Water Day 2018 with the theme ‘Nature for Water’ - exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Spring in remote Si Ma Cai mesmerises
Si Ma Cai District in Lào Cai is often called the twin sister of Sa Pa. While Sa Pa is a well known tourism destination, its sister Si Ma Cai is a hidden beauty that still retains its serenity and originality.
Localities nationwide launch New Year tree planting festival
Many provinces and cities across Vietnam, on February 25, simultaneously held the annual New Year tree planting festival, initiated by the late President Ho Chi Minh in 1960.
Vietnam seeks new approaches to natural resource preservation
A seminar on the inclusion of natural capital in planning infrastructure development was held in Hanoi on February 7.
ADB supports waste-to-energy plants in Vietnam
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Vietnam on February 2 revealed that it has signed a 100 million USD loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to help a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in first- and second-tier cities in the Mekong Delta region.
Accelerating Green Growth and strengthening cooperation in Viet Nam
Over the years, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has supported Viet Nam in Vietnam Green Growth Strategyimplementation, capacity building and green growth initiatives promotion.
Wildlife NGOs demand strict punishment for trafficking leader
16 international and non-governmental organisations working for wildlife conservation in Việt Nam signed a joint letter urging strict punishment for Nguyễn Mậu Chiến and his accomplies for transnational wildlife trafficking. This was announced by Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) on 22 January.
Hotels, resorts threaten rare primates
Recent rapid construction of more than 20 hotels and resorts in Son Tra Nature Reserve is threatening the survival of highly endangered langurs and other wildlife. Human activities, such as illegal logging and hunting, also continue to badly affect the lives of the primates and wildlife in the reserve.
Incentives needed for SMEs to join green growth projects
Incentives are needed to encourage small- and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) to join green growth projects, said Hoang Thi Hong, Director of the SME Development Fund (SMEDF) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Adjustments to Mekong Delta region master plan approved
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has approved a number of adjustments to the development master plan for the Mekong Delta region until 2020, with a vision to 2050.
21 awards presented at national environmental film festival
Twenty-one best works were honoured at the sixth National Environmental Film Festival in Hanoi on January 16.
Central Highlands region promotes sustainable forest management
Localities in the Central Highlands are working to promote sustainable forest management and certification of forests.
Vietnam seeks to boost environmentally friendly brick production
Province and city authorities have been told to stop investment in fired clay brick production and to prioritise investment in other environmentally friendly construction materials.
115 species found in Indo-China: WWF
A beautifully coloured frog found in the limestone mountains of Vietnam, two mole species found by a team of Vietnamese and Russian scientists, and the Vietnamese crocodile lizard are among 115 new species discovered by scientists in the Greater Mekong region in 2016.
New bio-based waste treatment developed by Vietnamese scientists
An agricultural waste treatment that uses bioproducts has been developed by scientists from the Centre of New Material and the Hanoi Gardening Association.
Top 10 natural resources and environmental events in 2017
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced the top 10 events of the sector in 2017.
Vietnam needs more green urban development
Only 59 architectural works across the country have been recognised as achieving green standards of domestic and international organisations, including 45 works in the south, 11 in the north and three in the central region.
Sea turtle conservation project to launch
The IUCN plans to launch a communication campaign to promote the non-use of plastic bags as a prelude to its sea turtle conservation programme on Lý Sơn Island in 2018.
Photo books protect Son Tra Reserve
The Vietnam Association of River Basin and Coast Protection plans to publish 300 photo books of the Son Tra Nature Reserve in the central city of Da Nang to raise funds for protecting its biodiversity.
Environmental photography contest honours 19 winners
The Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on December 19 honoured winners of the environmental photography contest, which was held under the patronage of the Vietnam Photographers Association.
88 percent of hospitals have effective waste treatment systems
The Medical Environment Management Agency has announced that 478 out of 543 hospitals across Vietnam have well-operating waste treatment systems, accounting for 88 percent of the total.
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