Funds allocated for evacuation plans during natural disasters
The Prime Minister has approved the allocation of VND239 billion (US$11.5 million) for urgent evacuation plans in areas threatened by natural disasters in 24 provinces nationwide.
Enterprise fined for wastewater spill
A company in the southern province of Tay Ninh was fined VND350 million (US$16,600) after its broken wastewater reservoir polluted surrounding homes and farms.
Animal horn found in luggage
About 6kg of animal horn suspected to be from a rhinocerous was discovered in the luggage of a passenger travelling from Bangkok to Ha Noi yesterday.
Illegal logging destroys Dak Lak pine forest
Over 90 per cent of the pine forest along the Ho Chi Minh Highway that runs through Krong Buk District in Dak Lak Province has been destroyed by residents as well as the local administration.
Illegal gold miners given marching orders in Kon Tum
Illegal gold mining activities in Kon Tum Province's Kon Plong District have been halted with all illegal gold miners being expelled, an official said on Saturday.
Wildlife released in Binh Dinh Province
Forest management officers from Tuy Phuoc District in the central province of Binh Dinh have released endangered animals they rescued from traffickers last week.
Illegal logging and gold mining are threatening to destroy Kim Hy Nature Reserve in this northern province in spite of local authorities' prevention efforts.
Climate pact inked in Cambodia
Representatives of coastal communities in eight provinces of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Thailand endorsed the Preah Sihanouk Declaration last week, pledging to work more strategically to adapt to climate change.
A medical waste incinerator in Hai Phong built by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Japan International Co-operation Agency in Viet Nam (JICA) completed its trial phase on Thursday.
Medical waste incinerator completes trial phase
A seminar to evaluate a medical waste incinerator project built with Japanese technology was held this morning in the northern city of Hai Phing.
Viet Nam moves to reduce demand for wildlife products
Viet Nam's rich biodiversity has made it a hub for illegal transportation of rare species and stronger efforts are needed to curb wildlife trafficking, experts said at a workshop that opened in Ha Noi on Tuesday.
City budgets $3.3b for climate change plan

HCM City has earmarked VND70.54 trillion (US$3.3 billion) for 36 projects to mitigate the effects of climate change, which is expected to severely affect the city.

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


PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.