Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water
People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.
A rescue and conservation centre was opened in Hoang Lien National Park in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai last Thursday.
More than 58,100 households with over 245,200 people in the central city of Da Nang will be evacuated in case of a super storm following the city's plan on natural disaster prevention and control.
The Natural Resources and Environment Department in the southern province of Tay Ninh has decided to temporarily suspend operation of 44 tapioca and rubber manufacturers for violating environmental regulations.
Gold miners yet to meet tax obligations
Experts are calling for stricter penalties on mineral exploitation enterprises, which have intentionally delayed the payment of environmental protection fees and taxes.
Hung Yen fines firm for environmental pollution
The northern province of Hung Yen's People's Committee has fined a local company more than VND120 million (US$5,700) for violating environmental regulations.
IZs told to protect environment
Ha Noi authorities will ban or limit investment in economic and industrial zones that have failed to install waste-water treatment systems, the municipal People's Committee has said.
Mekong Delta urged to control flooding amid climate change
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta should make efforts to control floods that are unseasonably early or too powerful to minimise damage and take advantage of the phenomenon for economic development, experts have said.
Organic waste to be turned into renewable energy
Renewable green energy will be created from organic waste discharged in industrial-agricultural activities in Mekong Delta region through a new project funded by the Japanese government.
Bio-tech crucial to cutting emissions
Bio-technology plays a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impacts of global warming, a conference heard in HCM City on Tuesday.
Toxic oil to be sent to treatment plant
Nearly 7,000 litres of toxic polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) transformer oil that has been stored in a warehouse at Quang Ninh's Cai Lan Port since 2007 will be removed next week.
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.


President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.