Tuoitre News

Phu Quoc authorities order removal of illegal constructions in protected maritime areas

Authorities on Phu Quoc, a popular tourist island off the coast of southern Vietnam’s Kien Giang Province, have ordered the removal of illegal constructions in the island’s protected maritime areas following the report of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper last week. On Tuesday, Phu Quoc leaders inspected the illegal works in ...

Duy Khang - Son Lam - Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre News

How researchers are using leeches to track rare animals in Vietnam’s mountains

For decades, scientists have struggled to find certain rare and endangered mammals in the vast Truong Son Mountain Range, which stretches from Vietnam’s northern provinces to Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands. Now, a group of scientists has come up with a creative way ...

Le My / Tuoi Tre News

Bac Lieu Province strives to become Vietnam’s clean energy center

Bac Lieu Province in southern Vietnam is striving to become the national center of clean energy, with multiple wind power projects being implemented and put into operation. Bac Lieu Province currently has the most wind power projects in commercial operation in the Mekong Delta. Many vast land ...

Five million workers, 84.8% of companies affected by COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam: GSO

The General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam said on Friday an estimated five million workers and nearly 85 percent of companies in the country were negatively affected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the first quarter of 2020. Turbulence was observed in the Vietnamese labor market in Q1 2020 and ...

Vietnam braces for severe impact of Mekong River’s record low water levels

The Mekong River’s water level during this year’s early flood season, from June to July, is among the lowest on record, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), with experts warning of impending consequences on the upcoming dry season in Vietnam. Water levels in the Mekong ...

$1.9bn proposed to help Vietnam’s Mekong Delta cope with climate change

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment is expected to propose pouring an additional investment worth VND45 trillion (US$1.9 billion) into ongoing efforts to boost development in the Mekong Delta and to help the region cope with climate change. The financial assistance will be spent over the ...

Doubts swirl around ambitious anti-saline intrusion project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Experts are questioning the touted benefits of an approved multimillion-dollar plan to prevent saltwater intrusion in a coastal province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, highlighting fears of negative ecological and agricultural impacts. Keep reading ...

Vietnamese wins ADB Instagram contest with Mekong Delta floating market photo

A Vietnamese national has won the top prize of a photo contest organized by the Asian Development Bank to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Anh Dung Kieu bagged the US$500 prize for his photo depicting early morning trading at a ...

Son Luong

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents internally migrate due to climate change: researches

Climate change is costing people their livelihoods, leading to an internal migration crisis in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, studies have shown. The Mekong Delta is a tremendous area of over 3.9 million hectares, famed for its fertility and contribution to domestic and global ...

Tuoitre News Reporter

Illegal logging a perennial problem in Vietnam despite premier’s order

Natural forests in Vietnam continue to fall victim to illegal logging, despite orders from the prime minister to shut down access to at-risk areas last year. Following a directive from PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in late June 2016, local authorities are no longer permitted to ...

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