Disasters and emergency response

Are Vietnam’s locally made Covid-19 vaccines viable?

Among the vaccines developed by Vietnamese companies, NanoCovax is considered the one that can ‘go far’, though the end point is unclear.December 2021 should have been the time for Covivac vaccine to enter Phase 3 of a clinical trial. However, a member of the research ...

Phu Sy

Vietnam warned of 6°C rise by century end

As one of the few hardest-hit countries by climate change, Vietnam is urged to take drastic measures to curb impacts that will not appear in the distant future.Temperatures could rise as much as 6°C in Vietnam at the end of this century in the worst-case ...

Erosion worsening along Mekong Delta rivers, coast

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is facing severe erosion along its rivers and coast, affecting people’s lives and agriculture.The country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer had 621 eroded sites with a total length of 610 kilometres along rivers and coasts by the end of ...

Mekong riparian nations plan measures against changing water flows

Six riparian countries are expected to identify adaptation measures relating to the Mekong River’s flow regime by the end of 2022, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC).Anoulak Kittikhoun, the new MRC Secretariat Chief Executive Officer (CEO), told VnExpress International in Hanoi last week that the ...

Viet Anh

Solutions to protect environment and promote circular economy

Towards the goal of building and developing solutions to promote the circular economy and solve the problem of increasingly depleted resources and increasingly serious environmental pollution, which strong impacts on the living environment, causing dangerous diseases. This is a great challenge for ministries and branches ...

Vietnam after one year of vaccination: Facts and figures

March 8, 2022 marked one year since Vietnam launched the inoculation campaign against Covid-19, which resulted in the country ranking among six nations with the highest vaccination rate. After one year of efforts, Vietnam has administered more than 198 million doses, raising the vaccination coverage ...

Measures proposed to address food security vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19 in SE Asia

A core element of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), food security, now looms as a priority for Southeast Asia, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, according to an article published on The Diplomat online news magazine.Experts stressed that COVID-19 stopped any progress made ...

Upstream Mekong dams worsened wet season drought: report

Upstream dams severely restricted water flow between 2019 and 2021 during the wet season, exacerbating drought conditions created by the lack of rainfall, a new report says.Stimson Center has operated the Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM) since late 2020. MDM’s natural flow models show that wet season ...

Viet Anh

'Buying' Mekong water from China a farfetched scheme

Several researchers have reacted with skepticism and criticism to American experts’ suggestions of Mekong downstream countries paying China for water to avoid drought. Some said it was not just impractical but also something that would set a “bad precedent.”In recent years, MRC has repeatedly asked ...

Viet Anh

Post-COVID recovery: Việt Nam on the right track but more rigorous changes needed

Việt Nam has been on the right track towards the goals of cutting carbon emissions and phasing out coal mine plants but will need more vigorous financial and institutional changes to deliver a green, sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.International experts, think tanks and ...

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