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National water resource security scheme discussed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Water Resource Management Department convened an online meeting with relevant units in Hanoi on May 17 to discuss building a scheme to ensure national water resource security. Speaking at the event, deputy head of the department Nguyen Minh Khuyen said Vietnam ...

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Vietnam to need 80,000 tonnes of biodegradable plastics annually by 2025

The demand for biodegradable plastics in Vietnam is projected to reach 80,000 tonnes annually by 2025, according to Associate Prof. Dr. Le Hung Anh, Director of the Institute of Environmental Science, Engineering and Management. At a recent workshop on biodegradable plastic production and consumption held by the Ministry of Natural ...

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Laos well prepares for coping with COVID-19 pandemic

The Lao government has announced that the country  basically completed the preparation of resources to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic in the context that the number of infections is increasing in the Southeast Asian nation. With nearly 500 new infections reported in the country since April 20, the Lao government ...

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Vietnam promotes gender mainstreaming in climate change policies

Gender mainstreaming in climate change policies is crucial to promoting gender equality in Vietnam, according to Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Nguyen Trung Thang. At a workshop held in Hanoi on April 28, Thang said that ISPONRE carried out ...

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Vietnam accelerates digital transformation drive

Ministries, agencies and localities will continue with digital transformation programmes for the new period in the near future. The Prime Minister has agreed with the policy of building and developing e-Government, with stepping up administrative reform on the back of advanced technologies while improving openness, transparency and placing ...

National forest service payment mechanism generates 120 million USD annually

The Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system implemented at national scale under an USAID project now generates approximately 120 million USD annually to finance the management of approximately 6 million hectares of Vietnam’s forests. The figures were released at an Earth Day event held in the Central ...

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Experts seek measures to promote Mekong Delta’s sustainable growth

Vietnamese and foreign experts and scientists gathered at a conference in Can Tho city on March 31 to seek solutions to boost sustainable development in the Mekong Delta region amid climate change. Participants agreed that the Mekong Delta is vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels, which ...

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Sci-tech application to be promoted to ensure food security

Prioritising resources for the research, application, and transfer of science and technology to diversify food products to ensure nutritional balance and food safety in people’s diet is one of the long-term targets set in the Government’s resolution on ensuring national food security until 2030. The resolution, issued on ...

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Mekong Delta faces peak saltwater intrusion in March, April

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta will continue to increase in March and April, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting. The peak of saltwater intrusion will occur during high tide on March 12 -16, March 27 – April 1, April 9 – 14 and April 24 ...

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Tech companies put Vietnam on global map

Vietnam has been witnessing robust digital transformation in areas where local tech companies like Viettel, FPT, and the Be Group, to name just a few, have secured a strong foothold in the domestic market. The National Forum on Developing Vietnam’s Technology Companies was held in Hanoi last ...

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