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Land erosion worsens in the Mekong Delta

he damage caused by landslides in the Mekong Delta provinces has been increasing yearly. Localities such as Ca Mau, Dong Thap, An Giang, Tien Giang, and Bac Lieu have declared a state of emergency because of landslides. Solutions to limit the damage caused by landslides in the Mekong Delta are ...

VNS/VNA

My Son Sanctuary landscape protection zone established

A landscape protection zone for the My Son Sanctuary, a world cultural heritage site in the central province of Quang Nam, has been set up to preserve both historical and cultural relics and biodiversity there. It covers more than 1,160ha of land, including over 1,100ha of natural forests, in Duy Phu ...

HSBC, WWF Vietnam join hands to recover submerged forests

HSBC Vietnam has teamed up with World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) Vietnam in rolling out a project worth 10 billion VND (431,800 USD) to recover submerged forests at the Ca Mau Cape National Park in the southernmost province of Ca Mau. The five-year project strives to retrieve ...

VNA

Vietnam to sign emissions reduction purchase agreement

Vietnam will be the fifth partner in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to sign an Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA), according to Standing Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan. As part of efforts to implement the 2015 ...

Campaign to green up Hanoi with 4,000 trees

The Green Vietnam Biodiversity Conservation Centre (GreenViet) in coordination with the Labour Federation of Hanoi’s Ung Hoa district and the Youth Union in Doi Binh commune has launched a campaign to plant 4,000 trees to improve the air conditions in the capital city. The campaign, part of the One ...

Charity movement launched on iNhandao platform

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the programme “Connecting millions of hearts” in Hanoi on October 10 to launch a charity movement on the iNhandao platform and debut digital platforms in education, health care and culture. The event was part of the project on developing the digital ...

NVA

Vietnamese minister calls for urgent joint actions to conserve biodiversity

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, on behalf of the Vietnamese Government, has called on countries to combine strength and coordinate actions in a more urgent, drastic and practical manner to protect biodiversity – a priceless natural resource. Ha made the appeal at ...

VNA

10-year implementation of Law on Gender Equality reviewed

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted an event on September 24 to release the independent Review of Ten Years of Implementing the Law on Gender Equality. In her remarks, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi ...

VNA

Mekong Delta should safeguard fruit orchards from saltwater in rivers: experts

The Mekong Delta region should take proactive measures to protect fruit orchards in the 2020 – 21 dry season as severe saltwater intrusion in rivers is forecast in the coming months, experts have said. The measures should include zoning areas for each type of fruit, securing irrigation water and providing extra care ...

Power sector seeking ways to grow further

Vietnam is striving for a commercial electricity output of 337.5 billion kWh by 2025 and 478.1 billion kWh by 2030, down 15 billion kWh and nearly 230 billion kWh compared with those in the adjusted Power Planning VII. The revision was contained in a report from ...

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