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Mekong group urges better water management collaboration as record drought persists

The Mekong River Commission on Thursday called on China and Southeast Asian to better coordinate management of Mekong hydropower dams and reservoirs after three years of record low flows and extra dry conditions.The Mekong River’s flow dropped to the lowest levels in more than six ...

Global CO2 emissions far off net-zero trajectory

Most countries are nowhere near on track to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of this century, while many including Vietnam have showed large emissions increases. Net zero has become symbolically and diplomatically important for policymakers, but the goal will remain far out of reach ...

Vietnam targets jump in solar, wind power capacity

Vietnam plans to ramp up its solar and wind power generation capacity, aiming to raise the proportion of renewables in its power mix to 15%-20% by 2030 and to 25%-30% by 2045, from 10% currently.Facing an imminent electricity shortage, Vietnam is developing renewables, along with ...

Laos pushes ahead with sixth Mekong River dam project

Laos has submitted plans to build a new hydropower dam on the Mekong River, with construction expected to start later this year, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday. The Sanakham dam is the sixth project that has been put forward to the prior ...

'Harsh' tactics used to keep wages low for Vietnamese garment workers

European and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their “harsh” tactics that push down workers’ wages and trap millions in poverty, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday.Earlier this year, charity Oxfam criticized Australian fashion firms for using a “system of entrenched exploitation” that ...

Vietnam says investigating cause of boat's sinking in contested waters

Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, days after a local rescue agency said it was rammed by a Chinese vessel. Keep reading ...

James Pearson

Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam’s prime minister has called for “drastic measures” to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday. The highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but harmless to humans, has spread rapidly across neighboring China ...

Mai Nguyen

Vietnam's Vingroup targets global markets with smartphones in tech shift

Vingroup, Vietnam’s top listed firm by market value, underlined its technology ambitions on Friday with the launch of its first smartphones, which it plans to sell around the world. The Vietnamese firm wants to sell its smartphones and other smart products to all continents and has ...

Mai Nguyen

Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas

Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook, Google and other firms, a government document showed.Keep reading ...

Mai Nguyen

Vietnam urges Facebook to open office ahead of controversial cyber law

Vietnam has asked Facebook to open a local office as the Communist-ruled country increases pressure on global technology firms to abide by a controversial cyber security law.Keep reading ...

Mai Nguyen

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