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VN to reduce number of districts, communes

The National Assembly Standing Committee approved a resolution on Wednesday, creating legal foundations for reduction of administrative units at district and communal levels. At present, Viet Nam’s administration is devided into central, provincial, district and communal levels. Keep reading    ...

Minh Duyen

Việt Nam takes action to reduce plastic waste

Việt Nam is one of Asia’s five worst polluters of ocean plastic waste, according to international organisations. With 13 million tonnes of waste released to the ocean every year, the country ranks 17th in the world for ocean plastic waste pollution.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Transport minister issues measures to reduce traffic accidents

Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể has issued a plan to improve traffic safety for 2019, which details measures to raise public awareness and compliance with traffic rules, among others. The plan aims to reduce traffic accidents and related casualties by 10 percent compared to ...

VNS Reporter
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Hanoi works to reduce gender imbalance at birth

Hanoi has set a goal this year to limit the imbalance of the sex ratio at birth and keep the rate at 113 girls per 100 boys. According to the municipal Department, local family planning work is facing difficulties due to the city’s large population and ...

VNS Reporter

VN commits to reduce ocean plastic waste

Protecting the marine environment and restoring the ecosystem has been identified as one of the major objectives for sustainable development in Việt Nam, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà said.Keep reading   ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam seeks ways to reduce noise at airports

Solutions to lessen worsening noise levels at airports were discussed at a workshop held by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Hanoi on November 29.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Green offices to reduce GHG emissions

With nearly 2.8 million office workers, Việt Nam can cut up to 6 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by altering to green lifestyles and sustainable consumption, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Việt Nam reported on Thursday.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Hà Nội strives to reduce plastic use

Hà Nội aims to reduce the use of plastic bags in the traditional markets, supermarkets and trade centres to protect environment as well as ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam strives to reduce sex imbalances at birth

A ceremony was held in the north central province of Thanh Hoa on October 9 in response to International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), focusing on the theme of no sex discrimination and no selection of unborn babies.  []Statistics show that sex imbalances at ...

VNA Reporter

Higher tobacco tax recommended to reduce incidence of premature death

Experts have recommended tobacco tax hikes to negate the harmful effects of smoking.[]In Vietnam, one out of every two adult males in Vietnam is a smoker. Smoking is attributed to 24%-28% of premature deaths among Vietnamese men aged over 35. More than 40,000 smoking-related deaths ...

Saigon Times Reporter

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