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Big steel manufacturer fined VND565 million, forced to settle pollution

Thai Nguyen has wrapped up an inspection over the outdoor mountain of hazardous waste. Tisco’s waste was mostly from its two subsidiaries – Luu Xa steel mill and the pig iron mill. The former makes ingot steel with the capacity of 450,000 tons per annum, using ...

Doan Bong

Wildlife trafficking in Vietnam remains complex: report

The report was based on a survey carried out across 20 provinces and cities nationwide in 2019-20. Vietnam is viewed as a hotspot for transportation and consumption of wildlife products of the world. Despite the Government’s efforts to prevent the illegal trade after COVID-19 broke out, ...

VNA

Vietnam takes action to clean out ocean environs

Estimates predict that without prompt government action, between 0.28 and 0.73 million tonnes of plastic will flow into Vietnam’s seas each year, causing tremendous economic, social, and environmental damage. Conscious of this issue, the Vietnamese government passed the Law on Environmental Protection in November 2020 ...

VIR

Man goes from poacher to forest guardian

Once a hunter, he has laid down his rifle and become an active wildlife protector in Kim Bang District in the northern province of Ha Nam. In 1994, he accompanied expert Le Van Dung to investigate the Delacour’s langur population in Kim Bang forest. During the journey, they saw ...

Seasonal organic rice revival in Mekong Delta

The figure was forecast to increase 9% in the period 2019-2025 and reach US$2.78 billion by 2025. In Vietnam, seasonal organic rice, which has been seemingly extinct after some time, is gradually reviving and proving its outstanding value to farmers and the ecology. In 2020, the ...

Mekong Delta to have at least 300 km of expressway by 2025

The Mekong Delta will have at least 300 km of expressway by 2025, said Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The. He made that statement in reply to a National Assembly deputy’s inquiry on measures to create breakthrough in infrastructure development in the region. Earlier on November 9, ...

Thuy Dung

Former Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong arrested

According to VietNamNet’s source, the Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security has prosecuted Mr. Nguyen Hong Truong, former Deputy Minister of Transport, for breaching the regulations on the use of state assets, causing waste and losses. The investigation agency has also applied ...

Doan Bong

Hundreds of corporations in VN transition to legal software, but warns of ongoing risks: BSA

Hundreds of corporations in Vietnam improved their cyber security and legal compliance by replacing illegal software with fully licensed programmes since the launch of BSA’s ASEAN software legalisation campaign last September. The Software Alliance reports that over the last six months, more than 300 corporations in Viet ...

‘Environment hero’ Nguy Thi Khanh receives US$2 million award

With her initiatives and great efforts to help protect the environment, Nguy Thi Khanh has become the first Vietnamese Climate Breakthrough Project awardee. Born in Bac Giang, near a thermal power plant which emits smoke all year round, Khanh witnessed many people suffering from cancer and ...

Drought, saltwater intrusion loom in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta plans to grow this year’s winter-spring rice crop early since drought and saltwater intrusion are forecast to be severe in the dry season starting at the end of this year. The country’s rice granary is expected to sow 1.55 million hectares, ...

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