VN Express

Leading NGOs urge Vietnam to scrap new coal-fired power projects

12 organizations specializing in health and environment together have called on Vietnam to scrap 14 new coal plants. Concerned by the environmental and health toll that coal-fired power plants exact, leaders of 12 networks and non-government organizations collectively urged Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to stop ...

Sen

Vietnam introduces new information security system to facilitate e-governance

The National Cyber Security Center of Vietnam (NCSC) launched a new governmental information sharing and security monitoring system Friday. With this system, the observation and analyses of internet activities would be shared by all levels of the government, and provide early alerts for potential attacks and ...

Phan Nghia

The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?

Nguyen Thi Bien cannot speak Vietnamese properly since she was trafficked to China 28 years ago and virtually lost her mother tongue. She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside ...

Sen, Phan Duong

No scientific evidence Mekong Delta will go under: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said “there is no scientific basis” to the recent prediction that the Mekong Delta will be submerged in 30-50 years. The PM said Friday that a paper warning the Mekong Delta could be submerged underwater by 2050 lacks scientific backing. While admitting ...

Hoang Thuy, Viet Tuan

Vietnam consuming natural resources faster than in 2018

Vietnam will use up its ‘quota’ of annual natural resources for this year in October, two months earlier than it did last year. This assessment is based on the Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) concept, which marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what ...

Minh Nga

The tangled matrix that is Mekong Delta’s first heritage tree

A 150-year-old banyan tree in Can Tho City with scores of entangled aerial roots has a matrix-like appearance. The 10-meter tree at the Gian Gua relic site in Nhon Nghia Ward, Phong Dien District, survived the wars. Its canopy spreads around 3,000 square meters. The banyan is ...

Di Vy

Vietnam to build $1.3 billion expressway in Mekong Delta

A state-owned construction company is planning to build a 155-km (96-mile) expressway through the Mekong Delta using ODA and public funds. The Cuu Long Corporation for Investment Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (Cuu Long CIPM) has worked with authorities in the delta’s Can Tho City ...

Cuu Long

Mekong River flooding expected next week

The much anticipated annual flooding season in the Mekong Delta is set to arrive in the next few days, much later than usual. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) reports that the floods have reached Thailand and Laos now, and should reach Cambodia in the next few ...

Minh Nga

Deal with the stink, HCMC tells waste management firms

HCMC on Saturday asked three major waste treatment companies to quickly find solutions to deal with the stench they produced. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment asked Vietnam Waste Solutions (VWS), Green Saigon Biotech and Hoa Binh Environment Service companies, all operating within the Da ...

Huu Nguyen

Vietnam improves its position on Sustainable Development Goals

Vietnam is up three ranks on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index this year, moving ahead on several fronts. The country is ranked 54th among 162 countries and territories on the SDG Index, which tracks countries’ performances on achieving the 17 SDGs set by the United ...

Phan Anh

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