Viet Nam News

'Nature - based' farming a winner in Delta

Over the past three years, Kiên Giang Province, the Mekong Delta’s largest rice producer, has restructured cultivation methods on more than 24,000ha of rice fields to adapt to climate change and improve farmers’ incomes. The farmers, who had typically planted two or three rice crops a year, switched to either rotating the ...

Tôn Ánh Thu

HCM City's major environment and sanitation project face slow progress

A project to improve the environment and sanitation in HCM City’s District 2 worth more than VNĐ11.13 trillion (US$495 million) is lagging well behind schedule, requiring authorities’ interventions to speed up. In March 2015, the State Bank of Việt Nam and the World Bank signed agreements for ...

VNS

PM orders intensifying air quality control measures

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked ministries and People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces to step up the implementation of programmes and tasks to improve air quality control. The move aims to intensify the control of air pollution, ease its impact on people’s health and ...

Mekong Delta provinces build more wind power projects

Numerous wind power projects are being implemented in provinces in the Mekong Delta region. Bạc Liêu is one of the pioneering provinces developing coastal wind power. Almost the entire length of the province’s coastline is covered with wind and solar power projects. Contractors are currently carrying out construction on many items at the ...

VNS

Specialised zones in Phú Quốc Marine Protected Area adjusted

The Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang has adjusted the zoning of the marine protected area of Phú Quốc National Park on Phú Quốc Island. Of the more than 40,909ha of the Phú Quốc Marine Protected Area, the strictly-protected zone covers more than 7,087ha, including some ...

VNS

Mekong Delta faces increasing erosion along rivers, canals

The beginning of the rainy season has increased land erosion along rivers and canals in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta. The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has reported a number of cases since May. In past years, landslides would normally occur only during ...

Ecosystem off Chàm Islands recovers after COVID-19

Less tourism activities and waste around the Chàm Islands – a world biodiversity reserve site – would help the marine ecosystem in waters off the islands recover after the two-month social distancing order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts and staff from the Chàm Island Maritime Protected Area (MPA) have made ...

Vietnam 9th safest place in Asia-Pacific amid Covid-19 pandemic, study finds

Vietnam is the ninth safest place in the Asia-Pacific to get through Covid-19, a study released by Hong Kong’s Deep Knowledge Group says. It scored 594.91 to become one of only three Southeast Asian nations to make the top 10 along with Singapore and Thailand, the ...

Minh Nga

Herd of endangered elephants found in Quảng Nam Province

A herd of eight Asian elephants – an endangered species listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – has been found living in an elephant conservation area in Nông Sơn District, Quảng Nam Province. Deputy head of the provincial ranger and forest protection sub-department Từ Văn Khánh confirmed ...

ASEAN coordination needed for sustainable infrastructure projects: report

With Southeast Asia facing a funding deficit to meet its burgeoning energy and infrastructure needs, the region needs stronger coordination, skills and transparency in elevating sustainable projects to investors, according to the findings of a report by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). The findings ...

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