Vietnam News

Second congress of ethnic minorities to be held

The second national congress of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups is scheduled to take place from December 2-4 in Hà Nội with the participation of 1,600 delegates. Participants will focus on reviewing the implementation of policies on ethnic affairs and relevant works in the last decade, ...

UNDP helps Đà Nẵng build circular economy hub

The Đà Nẵng Business Incubator (DNES), in co-operation with the Accelerator Lab (AccLab) in Việt Nam, which is also part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global network of 90 AccLabs, has launched the Đà Nẵng Circular Economy Hub and Boot Camp to support innovative projects in ...

Việt Nam reduces greenhouse gas emissions in response to climate change

Under the updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Vietnam has decided to reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions by 9 percent by 2030, and continue to reduce them up to 27 percent if it receives international support through bilateral and multilateral co-operation and the Paris Agreement ...

Environment ministry seeks to complete regulations on solid waste management

The Việt Nam Environment Administration will be in charge of completing regulations on solid waste management in the amended Law on Environmental Protection, which will treat plastic waste as a natural resource, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has said.Under the national action plan for marine ...

Environmental protection must be at the core of socio-economic development targets

Predictions on the intensity and impacts of environmental issues on various aspects of the socio-economy must be highlighted in the draft documents submitted to the 13th Party Congress, says deputy head of the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) Nguyễn Hưng Thịnh.Among socio-economic targets in the 2021-25 ...

Vietnamese men in cities more open to sharing housework with women: report

Younger men in urban areas tend to be more open to negotiating the sharing of housework, to their spouses working outside the home and to making shared large purchase decisions with their partners, a new report on men’s views on gender equality and social expectations shows.The ...

Lawmakers concerned over forest losses in light of central floods

Forest protection issues were in the spotlight on Tuesday in the National Assembly, amid public concern that the loss of forests had contributed to the devastation from floods and landslides in the central region in recent weeks.Responding to lawmakers’ concerns, Minister of Agriculture and Rural ...

VEA and UNDP jointly launch biosphere reserves management project

Việt Nam Environment Administration (VEA), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in coordination with UNDP launched a Biosphere Reserves (BRs) management project on Tuesday morning (27/10) in Hà Nội.The project “Mainstreaming Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation Objectives into Socio-Economic Development Planning and ...

Land erosion worsens in the Mekong Delta

The damage caused by landslides in the Mekong Delta provinces has been increasing yearly. Localities such as Cà Mau, Đồng Tháp, An Giang, Tiền Giang, and Bạc Liêu have declared a state of emergency because of landslides. Solutions to limit the damage caused by landslides in ...

New quarantine regulations for arrivals in Việt Nam

All people entering Việt Nam by commercial flights will be put under quarantine according to three different groups, with each group subject to different COVID-19 testing regulations, according to a draft regulation from the Ministry of Health.Group 1 includes Vietnamese citizens and foreigners who are family members ...

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