River brought back to life after clean-up
The water quality in the Thi Vai River in Dong Nai Province near HCM City has improved, allowing fishermen to now catch and farm fish and other species in it.
Residents living in Cai Rang District of southern Can Tho Province have had to cope with severe pollution for several months while waiting for city authorities to find a solution to treat the waste.
Bear kept in captivity shifted to rescue centre
A female bear, weighing 150 kilograms, was shifted from the Central Highland Dak Lak Province to the Tam Dao Bear Rescue Centre in the northern Vinh Phuc Province yesterday.
Mangrove forest conservation measures proposed
Urgent measures are needed to conserve mangrove forests, which have been rapidly disappearing in the past few decades, experts said at a forum organised in Ca Mau Province last Friday.
Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project
Japan has donated an official development assistance package of JPY60 million (US$637,000) for a climate change adaptation project in central Thua Thien–Hue Province.
Sugarcane firms suspended over pollution
The Viet Nam Environment Administration has decided to suspend the operation of two sugarcane companies for causing serious pollution.
Authorities order investors to supply clean water to residents
Ha Noi People's Committee chairman Nguyen Quoc Hung asked the investor of Me Tri residential area to provide clean water to the hundreds of households living in the area by the end of this month.
Harmful industrial waste trade poses threat
Hazardous industrial waste must be destroyed and has been banned from being sold for fear of heath risks and environmental pollution.
Khanh Hoa suffers factory pollution
Residents in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa have been suffering from high levels of pollution caused by hundreds of unregistered manufacturers operating in populated areas, according to the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper.
Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh launched a project on Friday worth VND521 billion (US$24.5 million) to strengthen local people's ability to adapt to climate change.
An early flash flood warning system using Machine to Machine (M2M) and cloud computing technology will be set up in the central province of Quang Nam as part of efforts to help local people effectively respond to natural disasters.
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.

Facelift for ageing industrial zone
Facelift for ageing industrial zone

Companies in the 320-hectare Bien Hoa Industrial Zone 1, the country's oldest industrial area, have asked the Government to come up with a detailed plan on the zone's shift to an urban trade-and-services area.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.