Soda production pollutes air, water in Quang Nam
Residents in central Quang Nam Province's Nui Thanh District complain that their daily life has been disrupted by environmental pollution from the Chu Lai Soda Processing JSC.
Environment still in jeopardy as ASEAN works toward change
Despite more than 40 years of environmental management in the ASEAN region, degradation of the environment continues, affecting the most vulnerable populations, a senior policy advisor for the Institute for Global Environment Strategies said yesterday at a climate-change forum held in Vientiane, Laos.
Quang Binh resident hands over rare mammal
The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in central Quang Binh Province received a stump-tailed macaque late last week, which had been given to the park authorities by a local resident.
HCM City residents claim noise pollution tortures them at home
Noise pollution from street eateries, public broadcasting speakers, and neighbourhood karaokes has made hundreds of HCM City residents feel as though they are being tortured in their homes.
Local lives stalled by red mud seeping into river from ore factory
Residents living along the Ngoi Lao River in northern provinces of Yen Bai and Phu Tho said red mud from a local ore factory has polluted the area's well water, farmland and fish ponds.
Tay Ninh penalises polluting enterprises
The Natural Resources and Environment Department of Tay Ninh Province penalised 116 enterprises that have been discharging waste into the Vam Co Dong River since 2013.
Students to learn green skills for sustainable development
Eight hundred disadvantaged Vietnamese students taking hospitality courses at the Reach vocational training centre will be taught green skills when they return to school in August.
Baby bear rescued
The northern mountainous Son La Province's Sop Cop District forest management division handed over a 3.6kg sun bear cub to Animals Asia in Viet Nam for further care yesterday.
Dong Nai slow to move polluters from suburbs
A plan to move nearly 480 production and husbandry units causing pollution out of urban and residential areas in the southern province of Dong Nai has been sluggish, failing to meet its deadline this year.
Power plants seek aid to recycle cinders, ash
Thermal power plants are under much pressure as they seek to resolve environmental issues that are plaguing them.
MONRE to monitor resources
Viet Nam plans to start a new scheme to monitor environmental resources to prevent natural disasters, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.
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


Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".