Viet Nam News

Deeper look into ecological costs of coal-fired power in Mekong Delta needed: expert

Ecological expert Nguyễn Hữu Thiện speaks to Nông Nghiệp Việt Nam (Việt Nam’s Agriculture) newspaper on the need for clearer environmental regulations for thermopower plants in the Mekong Delta to reduce risks to the region’s aquatic resources What are the notable characteristics of the Mekong Delta’s fish resources? The ...

Farmers in Mekong Delta province switch to more lucrative Thái jackfruit

Famers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp have switched to growing Thái (Thai) jackfruit on around 1,000ha from other fruits and low-yield rice since it fetches a higher income. It includes 200ha in Châu Thành District and 100ha in Tháp Mười District. Nguyễn ...

Quảng Trị to plant 60,000ha of forests by 2030

The central province of Quảng Trị had over 110,000ha of forests for production as of early this month, 22,000ha of which have received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management certifications. Quảng Trị is one of the top localities nationwide in terms of forestation certified by the FSC. ...

VN aims to become global agriculture powerhouse

Việt Nam is pursuing an ambitious plan to become a global agricultural powerhouse by 2030, according to Government Resolution 53/NQ-CP. The resolution stipulates that Việt Nam must aim to rank among the world’s top 15 most developed agricultural countries and a global hub for agricultural logistics ...

University research team makes rechargeable batteries out of rice husks

A team of researchers and students at the HCM City University of Science – Việt Nam National University – Ho Chi Minh City have succeeded at making a prototype lithium-ion rechargeable battery from rice husks, a common agricultural waste in Việt Nam, especially in the ...

Illegal logger becomes dedicated forest ranger

Điểu Long used to be one of the most notorious illegal loggers in the southern province of Bình Phước. He joined a gang of illegal loggers at the age of 15 to hunt wild animals or chop down trees in Bù Gia Mập National Park. But now, ironically, Long ...

Việt Nam, Laos hold sixth ministerial consultation

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the sixth ministerial consultation in the northern province of Quảng Ninh on Wednesday. Both sides expressed their delight at the considerable development of bilateral ties in various areas, with ...

New approach to reduce plastic waste in Vu Gia-Thu Bồn River

Up to 9.1 tonnes of potential plastic waste was being dumped into the Vu Gia-Thu Bồn River basin, one of nine largest river systems in Việt Nam, each day, equating to 2,600 tonnes each year. The information was included in a report on waste management released by ...

Gov’t orders illegal migration organisations to be shut down

The Government has ordered authorised agencies to strictly handle any individuals or organisations that illegally send Vietnamese citizens abroad. The order follows a new resolution, recently issued by the Government after its regular meeting held in Hà Nội. Accordingly, the Government assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ...

Italy supports Việt Nam in improving statistics system

Việt Nam and Italy have had success in their work together to improve the national Vietnamese statistic system, an official has said. Dr Nguyễn Bích Lâm, General Director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Việt Nam, made the statement at a meeting to assess the ...

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