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ADB to provide $60 mln to improve climate resilience for ethnic minorities

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $60-million loan to improve the climate resilience of infrastructure in two central Vietnamese provinces to benefit local ethnic populations.The Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project will be undertaken in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam, with a ...

Minh Nga

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

Minh Nga

Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates.“Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in 2019” by the Hanoi-based non-profit organization ...

Minh Nga

HCMC extends social distancing by another 30 days

HCMC will extend its social distancing status by another month until September 15 in response to sustained coronavirus threats.The pandemic is still raging in HCMC with then number of daily new infections going up on Saturday and Sunday after decreasing for a short time. The ...

Huu Cong

PM green-lights industry trade groups’ vaccine purchase

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has instructed the Ministry of Health to negotiate and buy vaccines for four industry trade groups to immunize their workers.The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association, Vietnam Electronic Industries Association, and Handicraft and Wood Industry ...

Anh Minh

Central Vietnam mangrove restoration project wins 2021 Risk Award

A mangrove restoration project that also builds resilience of a disaster-prone coastal community in Thua Thien-Hue Province has won the €100,000 ($118,000) 2021 Risk Award.The project, “Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam,” is co-managed by the ...

Nguyen Quy

Vietnam to trial self-isolation for asymptomatic Covid cases in HCMC

The Health Ministry will issue guidelines for piloting self-isolation of asymptomatic novel coronavirus cases in HCMC, deputy minister Nguyen Truong Son said Tuesday.Son said Covid-19 patients in HCMC would be allowed to quarantine themselves at home if they display no symptoms following 10-14 days of ...

Le Phuong

Vietnam's latest coronavirus wave has peaked, says number-cruncher

A mathematician says Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 wave has peaked late last month as evidenced by successful coronavirus containment results in the country’s heaviest hit localities.Dr Nguyen Le Anh, a former lecturer at the Military Technical Academy, said the pandemic’s trajectory in Vietnam is following the ...

Thuy Quynh, Le Cam

Complacency, non-compliance compound Vietnam's new Covid woes

A lax mentality that breached prevention protocols has worsened the situation of virus variants and other factors that Vietnam is dealing with in its fourth Covid-19 wave.After going for more than a month without any Covid-19 community transmission, the streak snapped on April 27 with ...

Le Phuong, Thuy An, Le Ca

Vietnam sets new record as Monday cases top 100

Vietnam’s Covid-19 daily new cases have gone past 100 for the first time as the Ministry of Health announced another 31 community transmissions Monday noon.Nationwide, 442 community transmission cases in 26 cities and provinces have been recorded since late last month as Vietnam experiences one ...

Le Nga

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