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Delta must have 'emergency plan' on climate change

The Mekong Delta region must include an “emergency” response to climate change in its regional planning for the 2021-30 period as rising seas, coastal erosion and subsidence could occur earlier than previously thought, Deputy Prime Trịnh Đình Dũng said on Thursday (28/5) in Hà Nội. In ...

Protecting children in cyberspace requires extra effort: Confab

The Ministry of Information and Communications, in collaboration with UNICEF, organised a conference to gather ideas on a project to protect and support children in cyberspace during the 2020-2025 period, to be submitted to the Prime Minister in June for approval.Proposing measures to protect children ...

Deforestation continues to rage in Việt Nam

Việt Nam will mark four years of natural forest closure this July, a measure to reverse severe deforestation. A total 58 localities closed their natural forests from July 2016, following Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s order which aimed to halt wood exploitation by State agencies, including ...

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 ...

In Vietnam, stopping biodiversity degradation a challenging task

Dr Nguyen Ngoc Lung, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification, explains that biodiversity degradation can be seen in three forms – biodiversity of ecosystems; of species; and genetic biodiversity.The national strategy on biodiversity protection by 2030 mentioned five major tasks, ...

Le Ha

Vietnam to resume e-visa issuance in July

The Government has issued e-visa to citizens from 80 countries since July 1 this year, according to its latest Resolution No. 79/NQ-CP.  Visitors with e-visas can enter Viet Nam at eight international airports, or arrive via land at 16 international border gates and via sea ...

Quang Minh

Legal enforcement of child abuse prevention reviewed

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee of Judicial Affairs, Le Thi Nga, presented a report on the outcomes of legal enforcement of child abuse prevention and control from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019 during the 14th NA’s ninth session in Hanoi on ...

Environment Ministry proposes promoting eco-friendly vehicles

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed launching support policies and preferential programs for the use of vehicles powered by renewable energy to ease air pollution, according to a report the ministry has sent to the PM.The ministry also proposed the prime minister ...

Promoting role of Vietnamese youths in global dialogue

The United Nations (UN) Office in Vietnam held the first online youth forum in Hanoi on May 24 under the theme “Shaping Our Future”. At the forum, Vietnamese youths contributed initiatives and solutions in four key issues, namely climate change and environment, social equality, power of music, ...

More administrative procedures to go online: Minister

The Government of Vietnam wants the business community to provide feedback and input to help improve the National Public Service Portal, heard a conference held by the Prime Minister’s Council on Administrative Reform and the World Bank in Hanoi on May 19.The national public service ...

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