Sustainable Development Goals

New partnership to reduce greenhouse gas in building

The German Development Co-operation-GIZ Việt Nam and the Ministry of Construction’s Housing and Real Estate Market Management Bureau (HREM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation on the joint development of the Vietnam Green Housing Programme (VGHP) under the implementation of the Programme ...

Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province.Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai ...

Mekong level to drop as China begins power grid maintenance

Water levels along the Mekong River are likely to drop by about 1.2 meters between January 5 and 24 due to power grid maintenance in China.The outflow from the Jinghong hydropower dam in China’s Yunnan province is dropping, leading to dwindling water levels in the ...

Viet Anh

Vietnam promotes women’s participation in policy-making process

Vietnam targets 60 percent of women holding key positions in the state management agencies by 2025, and the figure is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2030 under a programme recently approved by the Prime Minister.The programme on enhancing equal participation of women in ...

Digital conversion in medical sector targets better service for the public: health minister

Digital transformation in the health sector will better serve the people, creating more convenience and improved quality in medical services, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. The official was speaking at the plenary session of the Vietnam Health Sector’s Digital Conversion Conference which ...

Upgrading green strategies for tomorrow’s world

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have been experiencing years of close cooperation in their efforts to drive Vietnam to a greener future. Hanh Le, country representative of the GGGI in Vietnam, writes about this strong partnership, with ...

Hanh Le

Seminar seeks ideas on water resource security for sustainable development

Experts and scientists gathered at the annual seminar of the Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN) on December 17, to contribute ideas for water resource security for sustainable development.Speaking at the event, head of the VRN Executive Board Dr. Dao Trong Tu said the seminar provides a ...

Climate change research programme results highly practical: Minister

The outcomes of the national science-technology programme on responding to climate change and managing natural resources and the environment in 2016-2020 can be applied in multiple fields in society, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has said.By conducting 43 scientific research projects, ...

Project aims to complete natural resources, environment database

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project to complete a database on natural resources and the environment connected with the information systems and databases of ministries, sectors, and localities. It aims to complete a digital platform on natural resources and the environment using modern technology, ...

Thirty tourism units sign commitments on environmental and wildlife protection

Representatives from 30 travel enterprises and conservation organisations signed a commitment to support tourism with high responsibility regarding theenvironment, nature and wildlife protection on December 17.The commitment highlighted the respect for nature, ecosystems and local culture in tourism business activities as well as the prohibition ...

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