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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 ...

Environment ministry builds digital map, responding to 1-billion tree programme

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has built a digital tree map in Vietnam to serve the identification of planting sites as well as management and taking care of trees throughout the country.The map’s database, including information about tree species, planting process and characteristics ...

High-quality workforce crucial for Mekong Delta

A high-quality workforce is considered an important factor for the Mekong Delta to make breakthroughs in the future, according to the annual Mekong Delta Economic Report 2020.The Mekong Delta now has the lowest immigration in the country and the highest emigration. It is also the ...

Sustainability the goal for agricultural product consumption

The consumption of agricultural products will move towards diversity and sustainability, according to a newly-approved plan.Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc recently approved a plan to change agricultural product consumption in 2021 – 2025, with a vision to 2030. The plan will build a binding mechanism ...

Forest environmental services to bring about 2.8 trillion VND in 2021

The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) aims to collect 2.8 trillion VND (121.7 million USD) from forest environmental services this year.According to VNFOREST Deputy Director Pham Van Dien, forest carbon sequestration and emission reduction services, a new feature of 2021, will add between 300 to ...

Vietnam to receive 5 mln Covid-19 vaccine doses in February

Vietnam would receive around five million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of February, Deputy Health Minister Truong Quoc Cuong said at a meeting Monday. They include about 4.9 million vaccine doses provided via Covax, a global mechanism for developing, manufacturing and procuring Covid-19 vaccine ...

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SARS-CoV-2 variant found at Tan Son Nhat airport appears for first time in Southeast Asia: Scientists

The SARS-CoV-2 variant found in patients at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is A.23.1, which was first found in the African country of Rwanda in late October 2020, according to a report by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases on ...

Vietnam to raise rate of trained workers to 40 percent by 2030

Vietnam targets raising the proportion of trained workers to 35-40 percent by 2030 under a support programme for labour market development newly issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.Under the programme, Vietnam expects to be among the top 60 countries in the Knowledge Workers sub-pillar ...

Vietnam ranks 55th in digital transformation

Vietnam ranked 55th in digital transformation with 41 points in Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index (GCI 2020). Since 2015, the GCI has tracked the progress of 79 economies in deploying digital infrastructure and capabilities.This year’s index benchmarks 79 countries according to their performance in 40 indicators ...

Vietnam considers building energy storage system

Since wind and solar power projects cannot provide all the electricity output to the national grid, building an energy storage system is being considered.According to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the total designed capacity of renewable energy sources has reached 21,560 MW. Of this, the ...

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