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Solutions needed if hydropower plant extension is to meet deadline: deputy minister

The ongoing expansion of the Ialy Hydropower Plant in the Central Highlands region is facing several issues, including unresolved land rights problems, affecting the project’s completion.Two additional turbines with a total capacity of 360MW to extend the current Ialy Hydropower Plant capacity are planned to ...

Bình Phước uses payment scheme to help protect forests

The policy of payments for forest environmental services in Bình Phước Province has helped protect and develop forests, and improve the livelihoods of forest protecting households.Under the policy, households, forest owners and firms that participate in protecting forests are paid an annual fee calculated on ...

Farmers encouraged to engage in sustainable forest, farm production

The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) programe was designed to support farmers in coping with climate change and improving the livelihoods. The aim of the programme is to help forest and farm producer organisations (FFPO), including woman, youth and ethnic minority people to become the ...

Famous ethnic festivals in the North to be held for preservation

Some of the most famous ethnic festivals in the North will be held this year, aiming to preserve traditional and cultural values of these unique events. Deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trịnh Thị Thủy has signed a decision on organising activities to preserve ...

Việt Nam moves up four places on 2022 Global Gender Gap Index, reaching 83rd place

Việt Nam has climbed four places on World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2022 in the past year, from 87th to 83rd place out of 146 countries, with a score of 0.705/1.The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks the current state and evolution of gender parity and ...

Better policies needed to develop ocean economy

Việt Nam’s marine science and technology resources remain limited, while businesses face difficulties accessing new production technologies due to high costs.Based on the need for sustainable development of the national marine economy, Việt Nam issued Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW in 2018, on a strategy for the sustainable development ...

National action plan for circular economy to be set up

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Tuesday (28/6) chaired a conference to discuss a national action plan for Việt Nam’s circular economy. The State should promulgate policies to promote the environmental industry, including the recycling sector. It should also have a roadmap to replace ...

5-million-euro sustainable landscape project set for Central Highlands

A project to strengthen integrated sustainable landscape management through a deforestation-free jurisdiction in the Central Highlands Lâm Đồng and Đắk Nông provinces was launched on Friday (3/6).The project will be implemented over four years (2022–2026) in Lâm Đồng and Đắk Nông provinces. The project’s targets ...

Bankable projects offer sustainable development for local people

About 325 households in the mountainous districts of Quảng Nam Province have benefited from the business-community cooperation on sustainable farming of rattan while protecting primary rattan from long-term exploitation.The Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF) is a collaboration between WWF and South Pole, implemented in the Central ...

Hà Nội implements solutions to improve air quality

Hà Nội’s People’s Committee has requested all agencies and sectors to continue implementing drastic, synchronous, and effective solutions to improve air quality.The city People’s Committee has assigned the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to implement the “Developing a provincial-level air quality management plan” under ...

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