Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Wetland communities practice citizen journalism

About 30 citizen representatives from the Mekong (Cửu Long) River Delta have joined a citizen journalist network to empower their roles in protecting the environment and boost natural conservation. The citizens of different ages and genders include members of women unions, youth union, forest rangers and officials from three ...

Enterprises see sustainable development goals as key to growth

Sustainable development remains a key focus for Vietnamese enterprises in the years to come, according to a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).There has been a greater awareness in the business community on the importance of attaining sustainable development. Moving ...

Gov't may withdraw environmental tax hike proposal

The Government is considering withdrawing a proposal from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to increase environmental taxes on fuel products to the maximum of VND8,000 (US$0.35), stating the move requires further consideration.Keep reading ...

Chi Hieu

Southwest region has environmental monitoring station

The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a ceremony on March 5 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to put an environmental monitoring station in the southwest region into operation.Keep reading ...

Thanh Liem

Pollution hotspots need much stricter control

Fewer new pollution hotspots have been found in Việt Nam in the past few years, but vigilance is needed to control potential risks, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Việt Nam Environment Administration has said. Figures from the administration show as many as 80 ...

VNS Reporter

Entry fees proposed for Ly Son Island off central Vietnam

The administration of Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam is considering an entry fee for visitors to its popular Ly Son Island, with tickets costing up to VND50,000 (US$2.15) per person, to fund conservation efforts on the island.Keep reading ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

Localities urged to treat ash and cinder in eco-friendly way

Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has asked people’s committees of localities at central levels to make plans to use ash and cinder for construction and other purposes. The reuse of ash and cinder can help protect the environment and meet socio-economic development requirements, he ...

VNS Reporter

Transport Ministry tightens vehicle emissions

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) plans to tighten control of emissions of vehicles in circulation as well as used vehicles imported to curb air pollution. Under a draft decision on new emission standards which is open to the public to collect opinions, vehicles manufactured prior ...

VNA Reporter
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Green offices to reduce GHG emissions

With nearly 2.8 million office workers, Việt Nam can cut up to 6 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by altering to green lifestyles and sustainable consumption, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Việt Nam reported on Thursday.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Việt Nam’s wetlands under threat

Wetlands in Việt Nam are under threat from both natural factors and human activities. Wetlands occupy an important place in the development of the country and are a key source of income for local communities. With a total area of nearly 12 million hectares, accounting ...

VNS Reporter

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