Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 15 Life on land

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 ...

Project to plant 1 billion trees submitted to Prime Minister

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted to the Prime Minister a project to plant 1 billion trees in the 2021-2025 period. Specifically, 690 million trees will be planted in both urban and rural areas, and 310 million trees in concentrated forests.The Ministry of ...

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Vietnam’s solid waste up 46 pct in decade: report

The amount of domestic solid waste in Vietnam has increased by 46 percent from 2010 to 2019, according to a recent national report on solid waste management. Several challenges remain in the management of domestic solid waste, including a lack of waste sorting facilities and insufficient ...

Phan Anh

Storm-proof home initiative transforming living conditions

The recent storms causing misery in central Vietnam may have left large wounds in the lives of poor residents in the south-central province of Quang Ngai. However, many of them are able to avoid the very worst thanks to firm shelters provided through a jointly-funded ...

Lawmakers concerned over forest losses in light of central floods

Forest protection issues were in the spotlight on Tuesday in the National Assembly, amid public concern that the loss of forests had contributed to the devastation from floods and landslides in the central region in recent weeks.Responding to lawmakers’ concerns, Minister of Agriculture and Rural ...

Rao Trang 3 accident suggests a reconsideration of small hydropower projects

Hydropower is meant to not only generate renewable energy but also contain floods and regulate water currents. Yet aside from the pros, it has its cons which are deforestation, population resettlement and adverse effects on the natural aquatic environment, to name but a few.Human impacts ...

Land erosion worsens in the Mekong Delta

The damage caused by landslides in the Mekong Delta provinces has been increasing yearly. Localities such as Cà Mau, Đồng Tháp, An Giang, Tiền Giang, and Bạc Liêu have declared a state of emergency because of landslides. Solutions to limit the damage caused by landslides in ...

Facebook joins MRC to raise awareness about flood, drought

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat and Facebook on August 31 launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.The collaboration, the first of its kind, aims to raise awareness among ...

Flood season coming late, drought may hit Mekong Delta again next year

This year’s flood season in the Mekong Delta is likely to arrive late and if there is insufficient rain in the months to come, drought and saltwater intrusion may plague the region again during the next dry season, experts have said.Nguyen Huu Thien, an expert ...

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