Waste treatment plants to become operational in 2015
Several waste treatment plants in Ha Noi's outlying districts of Dan Phuong, Phu Xuyen, My Duc, Ba Vi and Soc Son are expected to become operational this year.
HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.
Climate change to inflict huge losses
Adverse climate change could cost Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand at least US$16 billion per year in damage to natural resource assets and infrastructure services, a report has revealed.
Seminar spotlights proposals for water pollution law
The ministries of Natural Resources and Environment, Trade and Industry, Agriculture and Rural Development, among other organisations, discussed proposals for a law on water pollution control at a conference in Ha Noi on Monday.
Farmers using river water polluted by cassava factories
Farmers in Dak To District's Tan Canh Commune claim they are forced to use polluted water pumped from the Poko River to water their coffee bushes.
City expands wastewater treatment plant
The HCM City Urban Civil Works Construction Investment Management Authority has started work on a package to improve HCM City's urban and domestic sanitation by expanding the daily capacity of a large-scale Binh Hung sewage treatment facility from 141,000 to 469,000 cubic metres.
Bac Ninh authorities attempt to sell endangered pangolins
Northern Bac Ninh Province's Forest Protection Department (FPD) has been attacked by the organisation Education for Nature Viet Nam after it put 42 Javan pangolins (Manis javanica) up for auction.
Bac Giang to host national water event
A national campaign will take place in northern Bac Giang province on March 19 and 20 in honour of World Water Day on March 22, according to the Directorate of Water Resources.
Solid waste piling up as Viet Nam industrialises
Solid waste continues to increase rapidly throughout the country, and is expected to reach a high rate of 44 million tonnes annually, starting this year, a report from the Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal (CEM) has warned.
Ha Tinh residents used petrol-contaminated water for 40 yrs
For at least 40 years, hundreds of households in Huong Khe District in the central province of Ha Tinh have had to survive using water resources contaminated with petroleum.
First forest leased for research and conservation purposes
The management of Dong Chau Protective Forest in central Quang Binh have signed a contract for the Viet Nature Conservation Centre to lease forest land for scientific research and conservation.
City budgets $3.3b for climate change plan
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
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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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.