VnExpress

China seizes two tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales from Vietnam

Customs agents in southwest China have seized 2.2 tonnes of pangolin scales and busted an endangered wildlife smuggling gang, state media reported. Two suspects were detained in the city of Yulin in Guangxi by customs officers, who also seized two kilograms of pangolin paws, the People’s Daily said ...

AFP

$97-mln upgrade proposed for Mekong Delta highway linking to Cambodia

National Highway 62 running through Long An Province should be renovated to shorten the journey from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta and the Cambodian border. In its proposal sent to the Ministry of Transport on Thursday, Project Management Board 7, in charge of ...

Hoang Nam

'Untie knots' in Mekong Delta infrastructure growth: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh Saturday called on Mekong Delta officials to “untie knots’ in infrastructure development, stressing that this was key for the region to fulfill its full potential. He also said the region should give priority to developing port and aviation infrastructure. The PM was ...

Cuu Long

New Zealand earmarks $35,000 for protective forest in Ninh Thuan

New Zealand on Monday announced it would allocate $35,000 to help plant three hectares of forest in the central province of Ninh Thuan. “This is in response to the Vietnam government’s commitment to plant one billion trees by 2025,” a press release from the New Zealand ...

Khanh Lynh

Vietnam speeds up human trials for second Covid-19 vaccine

Human trials for Vietnam’s second homemade Covid-19 vaccine could be completed a month ahead of schedule for commercial production to begin in the fourth quarter. The progress of testing the Covivac vaccine on humans is being speeded up, but all the steps will guarantee safety and ...

Chi Le

USAID helps Vietnam's climate change fight with two new projects

Aerial view of the Ru Cha mangrove forest in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh. USAID has launched two new conservation and forest management projects to help Vietnam’s fight against the climate crisis, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The Sustainable Forest Management project, implemented by U.S.-based ...

Phan Anh

Red-crowned cranes reappear in Mekong Delta

After a year of absence, over 30 red-crowned cranes have returned to Phu My Biosphere Reserve and Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta. Phu My Biosphere Reserve in Kien Giang Province on Saturday confirmed the 30 cranes had been here for half a month. ...

Phuc Dien

Vietnam’s largest wind power plant enters operation

HCMC-based energy firm Trungnam Group Friday has put its wind power plant in central Ninh Thuan Province into operation, considered the country’s largest to date. The plant, which spreads over an area of 900 hectares in Thuan Bac District, has 45 turbines with a total capacity ...

Nguyen Quy

Cambodia border, Mekong Delta named 'hotspots' for possible Covid-19 outbreak

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long warned the risk of a new Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam was “very high” amid a significant surge in community transmissions from neighboring countries. Long told an online meeting Friday the southwest border with Cambodia and southwestern provinces of the country, better ...

Le An

Gaur dies of old age in Vietnam nature reserve

A 700-kilogram gaur was found dead Sunday at the Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve in southern Vietnam. The reserve said the male ox had died of old age. But it is not clear how old it was. On April 9 forest rangers found the animal showing ...

Nguyen Quy

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