Sustainable Development Goals

Diphtheria outbreak: Two more cases detected, 1,200 in quarantine

Two more local people in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have been diagnosed with bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria as the outbreak is spreading in the region, the provincial Centre of Diseases Control said on July 12.Local medical workers disinfected the two patients’ houses and ...

General Statistics Office announces employment data

As many as 1.2 million people have been laid off in the first six months of this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Statistics from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam showed that the number of employed people in the first six months of the year ...

Renewable energy has not met potential: conference

The development of wind and solar power has not reached its great potential, especially in the central and southern region, experts have said.Speaking at a conference on renewable energy and roof-top solar power held yesterday in HCM City, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoàng Quốc ...

Việt Nam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta provinces have experienced the most severe drought and saline intrusion ever in the dry season 2019-2020 but the negative impacts on agriculture production and daily life were minimised significantly thanks to effective measures, a top official has said.About 96,000 households had their water supply ...

Environmentally-friendly production and consumption to enhanced

The production and use of environmentally-friendly and recycled products will be encouraged in economic development plans for the 2021-30 period.In 2021-2025, laws and policies on sustainable production and consumption will be employed, including regulations, technical standards of sustainable production, ecological designs, designs for reusing and recycling ...

Vietnam sees greater budget transparency

Vietnam’s Open Budget Index (OBI) increased rapidly in 2019 compared to 2018, according to a survey released on July 1. Conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and announced globally and in Vietnam for the seventh time, the Open Budget Survey showed that Vietnam had advanced in ...

Innovation Challenge launched to tackle plastic pollution in ASEAN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), on June 24 launched an ASEAN-wide innovation challenge to deal with plastic waste in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Thailand’s Koh Samui (Samui Island) in 2020, followed by Indonesia and ...

Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine makes significant progress

A made-in-Vietnam vaccine against COVID-19 is making advanced progress, signalling the imminent completion of the whole project, meaning a possible vaccine may not be far away. Vabiotech has now passed two-months of progress in the first phase of the project, which is also the most important ...

National action plan on sustainable production, consumption issued

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has signed a decision approving the national action plan on sustainable production and consumption for 2021-2030. In the period from 2021-2025, the plan sets the goal of reducing fuel and material use of production industries such as textile-garment, steel, plastic, ...

National climate change strategy reviewed

The Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment cooperated with the French Development Agency (AFD) in organising a seminar in Hanoi on June 24 to review the implementation of the national strategy and action plan on climate change and propose ...

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