The People's Committee of the northern province of Ha Giang has ordered the Ha Giang water supply company to repair all chlorine leaks before September 30.
HCM City attempts to cut use of plastic bags
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has urged HCM City to reduce the use of plastic bags to protect the environment.
Animals released into wild in Quang Ninh
Van Don Veterinary Centre officials and local rangers in the northern province of Quang Ninh have returned 127 wild animals to Ba Mun island in Bai Tu Long National Park.
Most would give up wildlife products
Most Hanoians were willing to use alternatives to wildlife products if they were available and proven to be effective, according to a survey released yesterday by the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of Sociology at a conference in the capital.
Chlorine gas leak endangers locals
Chlorine gas leakage from a water disinfection plant in the northern province of Ha Giang is threatening local residents' health and damaging their crops.
Authorities uncover illegal timber trade
Police in Thua Thien – Hue Province have uncovered cases of illegal logging of rare trees that are listed in Vietnamese Red Book of Endangered Species.
Mekong provinces discuss climate change strategies
Participants discussed ways to integrate climate change response and disaster risk reduction into socio-economic development at a two-day workshop that wrapped up on Friday in the Mekong Delta's Tien Giang Province.
Tay Ninh fines firm for illegal wastewater discharge
The People's Committee of the southern Tay Ninh Province has fined Hai Duong Co Ltd VND227.5 million (US$10,700) for illegal discharge of untreated wastewater into the Vam Co Dong River.
Hue relocates polluting cement factory
The central province of Thua Thien - Hue will move 114-year-old Long Tho Cement Plant from its location in a residential area in order to protect the environment.
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.
Biodiversity conservation centre opened
A rescue and conservation centre was opened in Hoang Lien National Park in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai last Thursday.
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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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water 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.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.