Khanh Hoa suffers factory pollution
Residents in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa have been suffering from high levels of pollution caused by hundreds of unregistered manufacturers operating in populated areas, according to the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper.
Ha Noi People's Committee chairman Nguyen Quoc Hung asked the investor of Me Tri residential area to provide clean water to the hundreds of households living in the area by the end of this month.
Hazardous industrial waste must be destroyed and has been banned from being sold for fear of heath risks and environmental pollution.
Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh launched a project on Friday worth VND521 billion (US$24.5 million) to strengthen local people's ability to adapt to climate change.
An early flash flood warning system using Machine to Machine (M2M) and cloud computing technology will be set up in the central province of Quang Nam as part of efforts to help local people effectively respond to natural disasters.
Police rescued 20 pangolins that were being illegally transported in a taxi belonging to the Van Xuan Company on a stretch of National Highway No 1A through Thanh Hoa Province on Saturday.
Authorities in Thuy Nguyen District in the northern port city of Hai Phong have caught a company discharging waste water into a marsh next to the Bach Dang River.
Habitat loss threatens survival of large flying foxes
The population of large flying foxes (Pteropus vampyrus) living in the southern Ca Mau Province is facing depletion in its numbers.
Camera traps installed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recorded another Asiatic black bear (Ursus Thibetanus) in the central province last month, the WWF's communications department said yesterday.
Water pollution has disrupted the daily lives, as well as agricultural production, for over 1,200 households in My Lung Commune.
Renewable energy need of the hour
Viet Nam's ever increasing demand is driving the development of renewable energy to help ensure the nation's energy security, while protecting the environment.
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.

Facelift for ageing industrial zone
Facelift for ageing industrial zone

Companies in the 320-hectare Bien Hoa Industrial Zone 1, the country's oldest industrial area, have asked the Government to come up with a detailed plan on the zone's shift to an urban trade-and-services area.


Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 2    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.