environment-friendly building materials

Bankable projects offer sustainable development for local people

Starting as a rattan and bamboo processing business in 2008, Trần Trung Hiếu has been building a sustainable value chain for providing environment-friendly material to crafts production by growing 152ha rattan forest in the poverty-stricken Nam Giang and Tây Giang districts in the central Quảng Nam Province in 2019-20.

Bioplastic start-up begins green journey

Having worked in biopolymer research for more than a decade, Đoàn Văn Tùng in HCM City, began his adventure by founding the iGreen development company in 2020 – a start-up promoting bioplastic production as an alternative to polluting fossil-based plastic.


Việt Nam races to curb plastic waste

Nearly two years after the launch of anti-plastic waste movement, many supermarkets have committed to banning single-use plastic bags and many organisations have also had initiatives to encourage people to reduce the use of plastic.

Property, architecture expo in HCM City

A wide range of products and services related to real estate, architecture and interior and exterior decoration will be showcased at the Vietbuild International Exhibition to be held in HCM City from September 26 to 30.


’Green’ products popular in VN

Trần Minh Tiến, owner of a shop in Long An Province, said he sells some 10 kinds of goods made from natural and environment-friendly materials such as grasses, bamboo and coconut fibre, replacing products made from plastic.


Make railways top development engine

Former Deputy Minister of Transport, Professor Lã Ngọc Khuê, talks to the Lao Động (Labour) and Việt Nam News newspapers about the glaring imbalance of Việt Nam’s traffic system: the rail market share falling precipitously, the airline sector is overloaded and an abused road transportation system results in huge losses of national resources and higher product prices, as well as worsening pollution and traffic congestion.