Fourty-one of the country's 63 provinces have established a forest-protection and development fund to look after nearly 6 million hectares of trees.
Việt Nam is facing huge pressure due to the complicated development of drug-related crimes. Drug gangs and synthetic drug production as well as replanting opium poppy plants are at risk of increasing.
The ministries of Public Security and Justice should make clear that drug addiction is a disease and social evil, the vice chairman of the National Assembly's Committee for Social Affairs said at a two-day conference on legal policy on drug and HIV/ AIDS prevention opened on Thursday in HCM City.
Việt Nam is facing an uphill battle to control tuberculosis (TB), with about 174,000 people in the country contracting the disease each year and 13,000 fatalities.