Power plants seek aid to recycle cinders, ash
Thermal power plants are under much pressure as they seek to resolve environmental issues that are plaguing them.
Dong Nai slow to move polluters from suburbs
A plan to move nearly 480 production and husbandry units causing pollution out of urban and residential areas in the southern province of Dong Nai has been sluggish, failing to meet its deadline this year.
MONRE to monitor resources
Viet Nam plans to start a new scheme to monitor environmental resources to prevent natural disasters, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.
National park's tortoise protection programme is a success
The Con Dao National Park in the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has released about 150,000 baby tortoises into the sea since 1994.
Quarry blasts crack Phu Yen homes
About 100 families in two communes in central Phu Yen Province claim that rock blasting at a local quarry is not only polluting the environment, but also creating cracks in the walls.
Residents protest truck dust, noise near expressway
Residents along a 2km stretch of road on the Da Nang-Quang Ngai expressway last week dumped their household furniture on it to protest against dust and noise pollution created by scores of trucks carting road materials.
Groups fined for nature violations
A total of 544 organisations and individuals were fined for natural resource and environmental violations in the first six months this year, with penalties amounting to more than VND38 billion (US$1.8 million), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) announced on Friday.
Drought hurts Dak Nong crops
More than 12,000ha of coffee and pepper plants in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong were damaged due to drought in the first six months this year. About 800ha were destroyed.
Binh Thuan tries to tackle power plant pollution
The Binh Thuan Province administration has instructed officials to resolve the environmental issues plaguing the Vinh Tan No 2 thermal power plant following local protests against its discharge of untreated waste.
Wartime fuel fouls water in Thanh Hoa commune
For nearly a half of century, households in Nong Cong district's Cong Binh commune in the central province of Thanh Hoa have had to use water contaminated with petroleum.
HCM City orders polluters to quit
The deputy chairman of the HCM City People's Committee has said that all polluting companies must be moved out of the centre city by year-end, and that no deadline extensions would be granted.
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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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 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".