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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 ...

Reforestation planned to replace forestlands cleared in construction of North-South Expressway

The Government has recently submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee a report on converting forests, forest land and wet-rice land for the North-South Expressway in 2021-25.Accordingly, the Government proposed changing the land use purpose of 1,054 hectares of forest to ensure no major impact ...

Urbanisation process a driving force for rapid, sustainable socio-economic development

The process of urbanisation is an important driving force for rapid and sustainable socio-economic development in the future, with urban areas slated to form a greater part of the country’s economy in the next few years.On January 24, the Politburo issued Resolution No. 06-NQ/TW on ...

Improved gender equality vital to recovery of garment, footwear industries

Further empowering women will help improve Việt Nam’s garment and footwear sectors after the COVID-19 crisis, evidence from the ILO’s flagship programme has shown.Better Work Việt Nam is a unique partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World ...

Mekong Delta mitigates saltwater intrusion damages

Proactive prevention measures and “proper” restructuring of crop cultivation in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have proved effective in mitigating saline intrusion in the 2021-22 dry season.The delta normally faces saltwater intrusion in the dry season which lasts from December to April, severely impacting agricultural ...

People worry more about healthcare during the pandemic: report

Indicative of a year when Việt Nam was hit hardest by the pandemic, the 2021 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report detected a spike in concern regarding health.PAPI 2021 held a record number of one-on-one interviews with 15,833 respondents from across 63 ...

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