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Revised environmental protection highlights recycling: NA

The principle of “considering waste as a resource” mentioned in the environmental protection bill introduced in the National Assembly’s meeting in April has been clarified, emphasising recycling and reusing.According to the bill, if households and individuals classify waste at source, they would not have to ...

More regulations for developing green cities

Vietnam expects to have more regulations on investment and managing green cities and climate-resilient urban areas as the Ministry of Construct is compiling a draft decree on the issue. According to the Ministry of Construction, Decree 11/2013/ND-CP regulates investments in urban development but does not have any specific ...

Vietnam raises contributions to global effort to respond to climate change

The Prime Minister on July 24, 2020 approved Vietnam’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Accordingly, by 2030 Vietnam will reduce 9 percent of its total greenhouse gas emissions compared to the Business-As-Usual Scenario (BAU), equivalent to 83.9 million tons of CO2eq, using its domestic resources. ...

Supply of essential goods ensured for consumers amid COVID-19

In the face of complicated developments relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an array of convenience stores and supermarkets have devised plans aimed at ensuring the sufficient supply of goods to meet the general needs of consumers.Vu Thi Hau, chairwoman of the Vietnam Retailers ...

Solving the ‘waste crisis’ in Hanoi with waste-to-electricity plants

Waste-to-electricity is believed to be the best solution to the waste crisis in Hanoi, but one waste-to-electricity plant will not be enough.Dr. Edward McBean from Guelph University in Canada said it is not difficult to import European technologies to use at Asian waste treatment plans. ...

Thanh Lich

Has Vietnam’s sustainable agriculture developed well?

Consuming green organic farm produce is a growing tendency in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the scale of the sustainable agriculture remains modest.Many problems have been cited. The legal framework related to green agricultural production still has problems. There are uncertainties in planning and the policies to attract ...

Mai Lan

Database sharing important to developing e-government

Database sharing between management agencies at both central and local levels is key to the process of developing e-government, experts have said. The Ministry of Information and Communications is compiling an e-government development strategy, with services a pillar in Vietnam’s socio-economic development model.By 2025, 100 percent of national ...

The trouble with testing

The fast-test kit, also known as the Elisa test, is a blood test checking antibody levels, which determine whether you have been infected with the coronavirus and your body developed antibodies to fight it. So the Elisa test is best for those who returned home ...

Nguyễn Mỹ Hà

With more coal-fired thermopower plants, Mekong Delta faces higher risks

Many Mekong Delta provinces, including Bac Lieu, Long An and Tien Giang, are saying ‘no’ to coal-fired thermopower plants.According to Le Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Institute for Climate Change Studies, an arm of Can Tho University, if the plant uses the most advanced ...

Thanh Mai

Vietnam will reach the second peak in 10 days

The number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam will continue to rise and the second wave will reach its peak in the next 10 days, according to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son. Son said they would not try to find the patient zero in Danang, ...

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