Forest protection law falls short
Viet Nam's Law on Forest Protection and Development has become backwards and exposed numerous disadvantages, after more than 10 years of implementation, a senior official from the Viet Nam Forestry Administration (VNFOREST) has said.
Park honoured for nature conservation
Tram Chim National Park in southern Dong Thap Province has been hailed for its wetland conservation in the lower part of the Cuu Long (Mekong) River.
Ha Noi authorities to build emergency water pipeline
Ha Noi's People's Committee has urged the prime minister to build a water pipeline from Highway 21 to Beltway No. 3 to meet the local residents' need for clean water.
Ministry maps out new solutions to environment woes
Viet Nam will face a range of environmental protection challenges over the coming years despite efforts made by the Government and environment sector over the past five year.
Quang Binh national park rescued red list animals
The Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in this central province has rescued seven civets from hunters that entered the park illegally last Tuesday.
Nearly 50 companies attend International Exhibition on Environment 2015
About 50 international and domestic companies are displaying their technologies to protect the environment at the two-day International Exhibition on Environment 2015 kicked off today in Ha Noi's National Convention Centre by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Police arrest women with rare turtles in luggage
Two women have been caught while transporting nearly 100 endangered turtles, Nam Tu Liem District police said yesterday.
Ha Noi to verify reports about water pollution
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai recently asked the Ha Noi People's Committee to verify media reports about the severe pollution of some rivers and lakes in the capital.
Ly Son struggles with solid waste problem
A solid waste treatment plant was launched in Ly Son Island in the central Quang Ngai Province three months ago to control environment pollution in the area.
Pesticide overuse a top food safety concern
The increasing overuse of chemical pesticides and fertilisers are posing more threats to farmers' health and agroproduct consumers, but authorities have never had an eye on the overwhelming consumption of the chemicals in agriculture.
Wastewater kills fish in Ba Ria-Vung Tau
The Environmental Police Department in this southern province has decided to fine eight fisheries processing plants for polluting local rivers.
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


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.