Six years ago, a village of tycoons appeared in Sơn Tây District, in the central province of Quảng Ngãi, as local people became billionaires overnight thanks to land compensation from a hydropower project.
A rapid increase in population and rapid socio-economic development were resulting in uncontrolled and unsustainable tapping of rivers' potential.
Breeding aquatic species in mangrove forests in Kiên Giang Province’s An Biên and An Minh districts has increased the income of households that have been allocated forestland.
Hà Nội's Sóc Sơn District authorities have decided to take disciplinary action against 39 officials for violating forest land management and use.
Recalling his struggles with poverty, Tuấn said his life started changing thanks to a $750 grant and policy changes that helped 52 households in the area.