A forest fire broke out yesterday in Nghi Lộc District’s Nghi Kiều Commune in the central province of Nghệ An, destroying dozens of hectares of forest.
Intensifying the protection of forests in the Central Highlands from encroachment by hydro power plants, illegal deforestation and unplanned agricultural development would be the key to preserving water in this drought hit region, experts have said.
Prolonged drought in the central Nghệ An Province has left rice fields fallow and local residents without water.
Gia Lai Central Highland province’s steering committee on Friday met leading experts in water management, forestry and power plants, to discuss measures to deal with drought in the region and water reserves.
Authorities of Kinh Môn District in the northern province of Hải Dương have asked businesses that caused pollution to promptly take measures to remedy the issue.
Bắc Giang Province authorities have ordered a copper-producing factory to halt its operations immediately due to violations in its wastewater discharges.
Authorities in the central Quảng Trị Province are seeking ways to create new livelihood for locals living in the coastal communes where affected by Formosa pollution since April this year.
Hundreds of hectares of rice have been destroyed by mice, with as much as 90 per cent damaged in some fields, in Kiên Giang Province’s Giang Thành District.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered the People’s Committee of Central Highlands province of Kon Tum to continue investigation into deforestation and illegal timber transportation in the province.
Five hundred households in Đông Ao and Mỹ Tho communes in the northern province of Hà Nam’s Thanh Thủy District claimed that they have been suffering serious environmental pollution for many years.