Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation

Just 34.8 percent of people in rural areas have access to clean water

Vietnam is in danger of missing the target of providing 93-95 percent of people in rural areas, and at least 95 percent in urban areas, access to clean water by 2025. Data revealed at a conference in Hanoi on April 26 showed that only 84.2 ...

Drastic measures needed to ensure water security: MoNRE

More drastic and comprehensive measures are needed to improve the efficiency of water resources and ensure water security, especially clean water supplies, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has said.Deputy Director of the MONRE’s Water Resources Management Department Nguyễn Minh Khuyến said the ...

Seminar discusses measures to promote sustainable development of water security in Vietnam

A seminar, themed “Water security for the sustainable development of Vietnam”, was held in Hanoi on October 29, featuring the participation of over 200 delegates. The event was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in collaboration with the Non-government organisation ...

Vietnam scores average in global social performance index

Vietnam achieved an average score in 2020 Social Progress Index, finishing 88th out of 163 global economies. The nation earned a total score of 68.85 out of 100, above the global average of 64.24, according to the index released last week by Washington-based nonprofit Social ...

Dang Khoa

Time to ensure security of water sources, safety of dams and lakes: experts

Việt Nam has recorded outstanding socio-economic development and has been lauded for it by the international community, but along with progress, the country is facing challenges with water management and security, according to Mr. Phan Xuân Dũng, chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, ...

Hanoi faces a ‘waste crisis’

Landfills in Hanoi have become overloaded as progress on waste treatment projects continues slowly.In order to treat the increasingly high volume of domestic waste, Hanoi has put some waste treatment plants into operation, including Nedo incineration plant (75 tons a day), belonging to Nam Son ...

Thanh Lich

Rural residents in Mekong Delta need access to clean water

All residents in rural areas of the Mekong Delta must have access to clean water, Nguyen Hoang Hiep, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said at a seminar held in Soc Trang province on May 27. About 96,000 households with a total of 430,000 people ...

Salinisation struggle tackled head-on

Vietnam’s efforts to combat water shortages and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta and climate change impacts in other regions have been fuelled by the United Nations Development Programme.In early 2020, the UN and UNDP worked with the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority to send working ...

Nguyen Dat

Joint support to fight drought and saltwater threat

International organisations and donors are supporting local people in the Mekong Delta strongly impacted by heavy droughts and saltwater intrusion.In the Mekong Delta, salt water is often going inland and then mixed with freshwater used for drinking and agriculture. As a result, water shortages are ...

Ngoc Van

Sustainable development a $45 billion opportunity for the private sector: Standard Chartered

Việt Nam presented a US$45 billion opportunity for the private sector to invest in sustainable development to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a recent study by the international banking group Standard Chartered.The opportunities for the private sector ...

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