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Việt Nam to sign emissions reduction purchase agreement

Việt Nam will be the fifth partner in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to sign an Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA), according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn.Under the terms, if Việt Nam ...

Will hydro-power plants cause more floods in Vietnam?

If there were no hydroelectric dams, floods would still occur, even at a higher level. In many cases, without hydropower reservoirs, floods would be more serious.VietNamNet introduces an article by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Thanh Ca, lecturer at the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and ...

Vu Thanh Ca

Mekong Delta takes preventive measures against saline intrusion in next dry season

Local authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have begun taking measures to cope with the effects of saltwater intrusion and drought in the upcoming 2020-21 dry season.Local authorities in Can Tho City and the delta’s 12 provinces, have warned farmers to sow rice and other crops ...

Vietnam leads in digital transformation in education: UNICEF

Rana Flowers, Chief Representative of UNICEF in Vietnam, said Vietnam is leading other countries in digital transformation in the education sector.The expert said on the sidelines of the conference on digital transformation in ASEAN’s education sector that she is impressed by the great efforts and ...

Thuy Nga

Drastic measures needed to encourage workers to join social and health insurance

Many businesses have scaled down production and reduced their workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a decrease in the number of those participating in social and health insurance, as well as an increase in unpaid social security debts, experts have said.Vietnam Social Security and local social ...

Vietnam inspires the world in climate change response

After five years of efforts to carry out the international commitment on climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emission, Vietnam completed the update on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and sent it to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) amidst the complicated ...

Record flooding kills 84 in central region so far

The death toll during recent severe flooding in the central region reached 84 while 38 others were missing as of 6pm of October 18, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The devastated flooding, which has lasted for more ...

ITU Digital World 2020 to open next week on digital transformation in management

ITU Digital World 2020 will open in Hanoi on October 20, with one of the focuses being the transformation of management activities in the digital environment.Also, key discussions at the event will be how digital nation strategies have been changing in the COVID-19 pandemic; the ...

Vietnam among top countries of sex ratio imbalance at birth

As Vietnam is listed among three countries with the highest rate of sex ratio imbalance at birth, local authorities are making efforts to raise public awareness and tighten regulations to shorten the gap.According to the latest report on the world’s population conducted by United Nations ...

Enabling livelihood changes

Thanks to the support of domestic and international organisations, the local authorities, as well as encouraging family members, many ethnic minority women in the northern mountainous regions of Vietnam have overcome the shadow of traditional gender roles to create happier lives.Many reasons hinder the emancipation ...

Hoang Oanh

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