Mineral firms must clean environment
Keeping the environment clean is a key responsibility of every mineral exploitation company, especially as pollution recently made its way to the top of the government's agenda.
Illegal logging cuts down national park
Hundreds of trees are being cut down in Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, despite efforts from forest management officers.
Red-shanked douc rescued in Ninh Binh
The Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, Viet Nam (EPRC) has received a young red-shanked douc langur from the Thua Thien-Hue Forest Protection Department.
River basins in need of tighter management
Scientists, researchers and officials from Quang Nam Province and Da Nang City last Saturday discussed the management of the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River basin in the Quang Nam-Da Nang coastal area.
EU wants climate goal for Viet Nam
The European Union encouraged Viet Nam to pursue to a more ambitious climate goal than its current greenhouse gas reduction target of eight per cent by 2030.
Asian nations eye sustainable ‘blue economy'
Ministers of country members of Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)'s council yesterday discussed a final statement for the East Asian Seas Congress 2015 in Da Nang which set new goals towards a sustainable ‘blue economy'.
VN boosts ocean training
Viet Nam has implemented Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) solutions in ocean governance since the country joined the Partnership in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) in 2003, said Deputy Minister of Viet Nam Natural Resources and Environment Chu Pham Ngoc Hien.
Removing mud will clean up Hoan Kiem Lake
Excavating mud from the Hoan Kiem Lake bed, a Ha Noi symbol, will effectively clean it up and save the life of the legendary tortoise, the city's Aquaculture Department said.
Quang Ninh targets huge reduction in greenhouse gases
Quang Ninh Province is looking to reduce 7.02 million tonnes of greenhouse gases by 2020 under its Green Growth Plan by 2020, it was announced today.
Communal police abets illegal loggers, says official
Police of central Nghe An Province yesterday said that three natives were arrested while transporting illegal timber out of Mai Son commune, Tuong Duong District on Sunday.
EVN replants trees in more than 12000ha
Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) has replanted trees in more than 12,850ha to replace the forests it chopped down to make room for its 18 hydropower plants nationwide.
Funds provided for disaster risk effort
Funds provided for disaster risk effort

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) are assisting Viet Nam in disaster risk management, particularly in risks related to climate change.

Policies need to be put into practice

Cao Si Kiem, president of the Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises Association, talks to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about incentive policies


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.