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Better policies needed to develop ocean economy

Việt Nam’s marine science and technology resources remain limited, while businesses face difficulties accessing new production technologies due to high costs.Based on the need for sustainable development of the national marine economy, Việt Nam issued Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW in 2018, on a strategy for the sustainable development ...

Flash flood guidance system in Southeast Asia announced

A conference to announce the Southeast Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (SeAFFGS) was held by the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VNMHA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) in Hanoi on June 28.The event also marked the completion of the Southeast Asian ...

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 ...

Initiative to protect food systems in Asian mega delta launched in Can Tho

The “Securing the Food Systems of Asian Mega-Deltas for Climate and Livelihood Resilience” Initiative (AMD) was launched at a conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 28.This initiative aims to create resilient, inclusive, and productive deltas – which maintain socio-ecological integrity, ...

Mekong Delta plan seeks flexible response to climate, market changes: Agriculture minister

Agricultural planning is a crucial part of the Mekong Delta regional master plan that will help open opportunities, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Minh Hoan has said.The Coordination Office for Agriculture and Rural Affairs in the Mekong Delta, based in Cần Thơ City, coordinated ...

Child malnutrition a huge regional challenge: study

A large-scale study has highlighted the “triple burden” of child malnutrition in Southeast Asia – coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity. These three burdens often coexist in the same country and can even occur in the same family.The study of nearly 14,000 children aged ...

More needs to be done in Asia to fully unleash its renewable energy potential: MoNRE

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment on Wednesday sent a message, highlighting seven focus points to fully unleash Asia’s potential for renewable energy development.Climate and fossil fuel crises present us with a new growth opportunity by transforming the development model, shifting from fossil fuels ...

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. ...

First Vietnam Data Summit to take place this month

Vietnam Data Summit 2022, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will be held by the Ho Chi Minh Computer Association (HCA) and Western Digital Vietnam in the southern city on June 24, heard a press conference on June 10.The summit will focus its discussions ...

PM requires action be taken against illegal forest destruction, encroachment

The Prime Minister’s Directive 05/CT-TTg has required ministries, sectors and localities to strengthen forest management and protection, and urgently take action against illegal deforestation and encroachment on forest land. The newly-issued directive said there are serious violations of regulations on forest protection in some provinces, ...

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