Land

Reforestation planned to replace forestlands cleared in construction of North-South Expressway

The Government has recently submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee a report on converting forests, forest land and wet-rice land for the North-South Expressway in 2021-25.Accordingly, the Government proposed changing the land use purpose of 1,054 hectares of forest to ensure no major impact ...

Low-lying Mekong Delta deals with worsening land subsidence

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region needs “consistent strategies” to deal with groundwater extraction, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion in an increasingly urbanising area, experts said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26.Nguyen Huu Thien, who is deputy head of the ...

Vietnam strives to conserve, sustainably use wetlands

A national action plan on the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in the 2021-2030 period has been issued, with priority given to recover important wetlands that are under degradation. The plan aims to complete the investigation, statistics and inventory of the wetland database at ...

Getting rich or ending up in prison from land deals

It is a huge responsibility of the compilers of the revised Land Law to best promote this extremely important resource and at the same time minimize gaps and limitations to prevent special interest groups from acquiring and extracting benefits from land.On September 9, 2021, the ...

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Local communities lend a hand to forest protection

Kon Ka Kinh National Park, located in the Kon Hà Nừng Plateau Biosphere Reserve, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, is being protected thanks to the engagement of the local ethnic minority community. Twenty-six communities of the Bahnar ethnic group have been assigned the ...

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, is facing a land subsidence rate of ...

MONRE proposes formulation of Vietnamese Ramsar Site Network

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) has suggested the establishment of a network of Ramsar sites in Viet Nam for better conservation of the country’s important wetlands. The move is an important step for Viet Nam to materialize the Convention on Wetlands of ...

Việt Nam to adopt anti-forced labour convention, extend agricultural land use tax incentive: NA

Việt Nam plans to join the Convention 105 (C105) on the abolition of forced labour developed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee concluded at its 44th session on Tuesday (28/04). Members of NA Financial and Budget Committee said policies of ...

Agricultural land market still an obstacle for enterprises

A failure to improve the agricultural land market has discouraged the private sector to invest in the sector, experts have said.The Institute for Policy and Strategy of Agricultural and Rural Development (IPSARD)’s vice chairman Hoàng Vũ Quang said the prevailing problem with the country’s agriculture sector was that farmers ...

Half of Mekong Delta to be lost under sea level: research

More than half of the Mekong Delta will disappear under sea level in the next two generations if no action is taken now, research has found.The results of the five-year-long ‘Rise and Fall’ research project funded by the Netherlands government announced recently shed light on ...

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