Rampant air-borne pollution is causing massive health problems in leading cities throughout Viet Nam, according to a report recently released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
With around 75 per cent of Viet Nam's urban population living in low elevation coastal zones, many people will be affected by rising sea levels, experts have warned.
Course helps protect endangered primates
The Frankfurt Zoological Society's Viet Nam Primate Conservation Programme will host an eight-day training course for students at the city's Teachers' Training College.
Japanese firm provides funds for water purifier
The Halvo Ltd company of Japan has successfully tested its technology in Viet Nam that will be used to purify water and treat waste water.
Illegally logged timber haul discovered
Quang Nam's Forest Ranger have recovered a large stack of illegally sawn timber logs in Que Lam commune of Nong Son district.
Ministry prioritises afforestation projects
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) is giving top priority to afforestation and reforestation projects in line with Viet Nam's Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP-RCC).
Poor forestry management and illegal logging have been blamed for the loss of more than 4,500 hectares of forest in Truong Xuan Commune in the province's Dak Song District.
The People's Committee of the northern province of Ha Giang has ordered the Ha Giang water supply company to repair all chlorine leaks before September 30.
HCM City attempts to cut use of plastic bags
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has urged HCM City to reduce the use of plastic bags to protect the environment.
Animals released into wild in Quang Ninh
Van Don Veterinary Centre officials and local rangers in the northern province of Quang Ninh have returned 127 wild animals to Ba Mun island in Bai Tu Long National Park.
Most would give up wildlife products
Most Hanoians were willing to use alternatives to wildlife products if they were available and proven to be effective, according to a survey released yesterday by the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of Sociology at a conference in the capital.
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.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.