Viper bites up as forests disappear
Deforestation and habitat loss as well as climate change impacts explain the increased appearance of viper bite victims in emergency rooms in central Viet Nam.
Uncontrolled fisheries sector destroys Tan Hai environment
A lack of comprehensive measures to solve environmental pollution has made Tan Hai Commune in the southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province a pollution hot spot.
Viet Nam leads way in forest protection
Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy.
Sea turtle trafficking ring busted
The Environmental Police has confiscated thousands of sea turtles from a trafficking ring in the central province of Khanh Hoa.
Clam farmers to pay protection fee
Clam co-operatives have been asked to pay a fee to protect mangrove forests that play an important role in white-clam breeding in the Mekong Delta.
Collective clean-up
Residents help to clean up a chemical spill in Hai Phong caused by a broken pipeline on Thursday.
Nearly 7,000 litres of toxic oil that have been stored in a warehouse near Ha Long Bay since 2007 have been successfully treated, according to the Viet Nam Environment Administration.
Leather firm to pay record-breaking fine
The HCM City People's Committee issued a record-breaking fine of US$300,000 on Tuesday to the Hao Duong Leather Tanning Co. for polluting and for misconduct in submitting environmental reports.
Water supplies in need of protection
Water utilities in Viet Nam, particularly in the Mekong Delta, must take pro-active action to safeguard the sustainability of future public water-supply services, as climate change is affecting water production, experts said at an international seminar held in Can Tho this week.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the German Development Bank (KfW) yesterday signed a financial agreement to support the project titled "Protection and Inclusive Management of Forest Ecosystems in Quang Nam, Kon Tum and Gia Lai".
Thousands of people in Kien Luong Town's Tam Thuoc Ward in this Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have been suffering from the severe dust pollution of five cement factories for years.
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


Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.