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Boon turns bane: titanium mining in Bình Thuận

Bình Thuận Province has reaped enormous economic benefits from titanium mining, but the industry has also damaged the environment badly, degraded the lives of local residents. The southern province has the highest titanium reserves in the country at an estimated 599 million tonnes, or 92 per ...

Localities strengthen prevention of dengue fever, Zika virus

Localities are intensifying measures to prevent dengue fever and Zika virus. According to the Ministry of Health, the dengue infections dropped by 20 percent in the first months of 2017. However, at present, the disease is increasing in some cities and provinces such as Da Nang, ...

PM applauds Bình Thuận development plans

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc lauded plans to develop the southern coastal province of Bình Thuận into a green, clean and sustainable economy during a local investment promotion conference on April 19. In his speech to more than 240 local and foreign businesses and investors, he said the ...

Solar power costs remain high in Vietnam

Vietnam’s renewable energy production costs remain higher than other countries as the country still does not have a competitive solar energy market. Many people in the country have saved money by using solar energy. A solar energy system with capacity of 1 KW was installed on the ...

Poor crop hurts cashew farmers

Many farmers in the southern provinces of Bình Thuận, Bình Phước and Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu have been encountering difficulties due to a poor cashew crop caused by bad weather and plant diseases. Nguyễn Đình Chương, a farmer who has four hectares of cashew ...

Coal power plants could endanger marine protection areas

Environmentalists have urged authorities to ‘learn lessons from the Formosa incident and reconsider proposed coal thermal power projects in Vinh Tan’. According to Nguyen Chu Hoi from the Hanoi National University, Vietnam has 16 marine protection areas, including Hon Cau, which, if well developed, will bring ...

3-meter thick waste layer could destroy Tuy Phong seabed

If state management agencies approve a plan to sink 1.5 million cubic meters of waste sludge into waters, the waste will destroy the entire biological and physical circle of a vast sea area. The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on February 21 evaluated a ...

Coastal erosion threatens Bình Thuận Province

Extreme weather conditions resulting in a complex tide phenomenon, landslides and sea erosion are threatening coastal areas in central Bình Thuận Province, authority officials and local people have said. Mai Kiều, director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this week that ...

Mekong Delta 2016: historic drought, saline intrusion destroys crops

Dried fields, cattle dying of thirst, expensive drinking water, sea water overflowing houses. In 2016, the lives of millions of people in Mekong Delta, Central Highlands and central region were upset because of drought and salinity intrusion. In the first months of 2016, when the north ...

Uncertain path for Vietnam’s wind power sector

The country needs transparent and credible pricing mechanisms if generating targets are going to be met Although Vietnam has great potential for renewable energy, and the government has put forward many plans advocating it, actual policies to secure investment and develop the sector have been ...

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