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State Audit Office: Việt Nam on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals in Mekong Delta

An environmental audit on water management in the Mekong Delta River Basin has shown that Việt Nam is on track to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The results are thanks to the efforts of the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV), and ...

Vietnam to minimise new coal-fired power plants

Although the most recent draft of the National Power Development Plan increased the volume of coal-fired projects in Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said it won’t consider developing any new coal-fired plants, to save the environment.MoIT said many parts of the ...

Vietnam ready to join talks on global treaty on marine plastic waste

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a plan for Vietnam to proactively prepare for and take part in the building of a global agreement on ocean plastic pollution.The Government leader signed Decision No 1407/QĐ-TTg to approve the plan with a view to ensuring sufficient ...

Nano Covax producer asked to provide more data

Nanogen Biopharmaceuticals and the research team behind Việt Nam’s home-grown COVID-19 vaccine Nano Covax, have been asked to provide more data before an emergency use licence can be granted. The request was made by the Advisory Council for the Registration of Circulation of Drugs and ...

Experts joint drafting decree to concretise environmental protection law

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is calling for contributions to a draft Government’s decree to concretize a number of articles in the amended Law on Environmental Protection that was approved by the National Assembly last November. The online newspaper Tài nguyên & Môi ...

Student startup innovation for older persons and people with disability in the COVID-19

So far Vietnam has made a lot of efforts in containing the pandemic. However, the impacts of the global health crisis have critically affected the livelihood and health of the Vietnamese people and particularly vulnerable populations, including older people and those with disabilities.UNFPA in partnership ...

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Việt Nam aims to shift to circular economy: minister

Việt Nam is working to shift from a linear economy to a circular economy based on the three pillars of designing and prolonging material lifespan, reducing waste and emissions, and restoring the ecological system, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà has said.The MoNRE is ...

Việt Nam launches the first programme on child protection online

Việt Nam has for the first time launched a national programme to protect children online in an attempt to make the internet a healthy and safe place for children to learn, socialise and express themselves. Specifically, the programme focuses on supplying children with age-appropriate knowledge ...

New green growth strategy to promote carbon-neutral economy

The Ministry of Planning and Investment is drafting a national strategy on green growth for 2021-30.The strategy updates new factors to influence green growth and ensures synchronicity with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emission reductions.According to the ministry, the national strategy ...

Quarantine period extended to 21 days: Health minister

Mandatory centralised quarantine for entries into the country and direct contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases will be extended from the current 14 days to 21 days, and the new regulation takes effect from Wednesday, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long announced on Wednesday afternoon.The follow-up ...

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