Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities

National steering committee on green growth established

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed a decision on establishing a national steering committee on green growth led by Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh. Members of the committee include leaders from the Government Office, Ministries of Planning and Investment, Natural Resources and Environment, Justice, ...

HCMC sinks by 2cm per year: study

Land in Ho Chi Minh City sinks by an average two to five centimeters a year, resulting in more frequent urban flooding, according to new study.Vietnam’s largest city has constantly sunk since 1990, with the accumulated subsidence level until now estimated at 100 centimeters, Japan ...

Thu Hang

Localities urged to develop data sharing mechanism

Cities and provinces across Vietnam will need to develop a database system and data sharing mechanism among State management agencies to develop e-government as part of an effort to become smart cities, experts said.Vietnam has set a target by 2025 to have 100% of national ...

Vietnam needs roughly 368 billion USD to develop climate-resilient, low-carbon economy: WB

Vietnam needs to invest approximately 368 billion USD from now until 2040 to build a climate resilient and low-carbon economy, according to the Vietnam Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR) released by the World Bank on July 13.According to the report, a series of urgent ...

National action plan for circular economy to be set up

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Tuesday (28/6) chaired a conference to discuss a national action plan for Việt Nam’s circular economy. The State should promulgate policies to promote the environmental industry, including the recycling sector. It should also have a roadmap to replace ...

Vietnam eyes to develop domestically- and globally-connected smart cities

A symposium on the development of domestically- and globally-connected smart cities took place in Hanoi on June 16. The event, which was one of four seminars in the framework of the ongoing Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022, was jointly organised by the Party Central ...

Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022 to take place this week

The Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022 will be jointly organised by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, the Ministry of Construction and relevant agencies in Hanoi from June 16- 17, according to the commission. The forum is part of activities to realise Resolution No. ...

Urbanisation process a driving force for rapid, sustainable socio-economic development

The process of urbanisation is an important driving force for rapid and sustainable socio-economic development in the future, with urban areas slated to form a greater part of the country’s economy in the next few years.On January 24, the Politburo issued Resolution No. 06-NQ/TW on ...

Relentless efforts to protect Kon Hà Nừng biosphere reserve

The Kon Hà Nừng Plateau, which received UNESCO recognition in September last year, consists of the 57,589-hectare Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Chư Răng Nature Reserve, plus the 152,009-hectare buffer zone, and the 206,211-hectare transition zone.According to the deputy chairman of Gia Lai ...

Central Vietnam mangrove restoration project wins 2021 Risk Award

A mangrove restoration project that also builds resilience of a disaster-prone coastal community in Thua Thien-Hue Province has won the €100,000 ($118,000) 2021 Risk Award.The project, “Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam,” is co-managed by the ...

Nguyen Quy

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