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Environment sector asked to harmonise economic development-environmental protection relations

At the Fifth National Environment Conference on August 4, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh asked the environment sector to make breakthrough changes in mindset and enhance public awareness of sustainable and environmentally-friendly lifestyle, thus harmonising the relationship between economic development and environmental protection.Keep reading ...

Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas.Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday approved the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the government sets ...

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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 ...

HCM City to turn Can Gio into sustainable eco-urban area

Ho Chi Minh City plans to turn Can Gio District into an ecological urban area as part of efforts to urbanise it and improve the quality of life for locals. The PM has approved the 9.3 billion USD Can Gio Sea Encroachment Project, which is expected to ...

Vietnam looks to new national strategy on environmental protection

A draft national strategy on environmental protection from 2021-2030 focuses on fighting sources of pollution while boosting a low-carbon emission economy, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).One of the most important solutions proposed is to reform administrative procedures towards transparency in ...

Banks now keen on green credit

Green credit is now a trend in the global banking and finance industry and more Vietnamese banks are following suit. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has taken welcome steps to develop Vietnam’s green credit market with its successful pilot of the Green Credit Program, according ...

Education model introduced to reduce plastic waste

The Meet Vietnam Association, the Loyola University Chicago and the International Geographical Union held an international symposium in the central province of Binh Dinh on August 19 on reducing ocean plastic waste: education model for educationalists. As part of the event, scientists and environmentalists from US ...

Vietnam aiming for nationwide eradication of single-use plastics by 2025: PM

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked for plans to phase out the use of plastic products in Vietnam with the goal of making the country free of single-use plastics by 2025. He made the statement while launching a national campaign on plastic waste prevention ...

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