City programme separates organic, inorganic waste
The HCM City People's Committee has instructed authorities in six districts to separate solid waste at source into organic and inorganic for recycling.
Hue students learn about climate change
Students at 235 primary schools in central Thua Thien – Hue Province will learn about climate change and its impacts as part of an educational programme run by UNESCO in Viet Nam and the Ministry of Education and Training.
Rare pheasant spotted in central province
A silver pheasant listed as rare and threatened in Viet Nam by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been spotted in a forest in central Quang Binh Province.
Construction ministry backs switching to unbaked bricks
The Government is urging construction companies to use unbaked bricks in place of traditional bricks, the production of which cuts into agricultural land and pollutes the environment.
Aquatic rafts aim to clean river
Ha Noi authorities have installed aquatic rafts on To Lich River to help revive one of the most polluted rivers in the country.
The Prime Minister has approved a scheme to improve management of logging in natural forests for the 2014-2020 period, with the goal of increasing coverage to meet domestic demand for timber.
Stop building Mekong River dams: experts
Townships along the Mekong River should suspend the construction of dams, which negatively impacts both the environment and residents near the river's lower basin, said experts at yesterday's seminar on the construction of the Don Sahong hydropower plant.
Nghe An sends rare tigers to Ha Noi
The Wild Animal Rescue Centre of Pu Mat National Park in the central province of Nghe An handed over two Indochinese tigers to the Ha Noi Centre for Wild Animal Rescue and Forest Protection yesterday.
Provinces tackle river pollution
Efforts are on to improve the quality of the Dong Nai River and safeguard the health of 20 million people living along it, but huge investments in wastewater treatment and greater co-operation between riverine provinces are required to make any progress.
Viet Nam takes stock of resources
Viet Nam has taken the first step toward valuing its stores of natural resources – called its natural capital - a Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment representative said yesterday at a workshop in Ha Noi.
Hoa Binh told to address pollution
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has told northern Hoa Binh Province's People's Committee to inspect Doc Bung rubbish dump and submit a plan on overcoming the pollution it produces.
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

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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.