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Illegal waste pollutes Mỹ Khê Beach

A section of Mỹ Khê Beach in the central city of Đà Nẵng, considered one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Việt Nam, has been heavily polluted by untreated waste water illegally discharged from a construction project.Keep reading ...

Environmentalists say Da Nang’s Son Tra must remain pristine

Without the original Son Tra, Da Nang will be just like other sea cities in Vietnam, according to environmentalists who are opposed to tourism development at the site. Biodiversity Conservancy International’s Chair Dang Trung Phuoc has sent letters to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and ministries, ...

Institute of herb genes conservation launched in Đà Nẵng

Đà Nẵng has established central Viet Nam’s first Green Technology Institute for Herb and Agricultural Gene Conservation. The city’s Union of Science and Engineering Associations said the institute would focus on research and conservation of precious and rare genes including more than 400 genes of herbs ...

Why Vietnam is all in for TPP11

Trade ministers from the 11 remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, after the U.S. withdrew, agreed in Hanoi on Sunday to promote the so-called TPP 11 trade liberalization deal. Vietnamese Trade and Industry Minister Tran Tuan Anh, who chaired the meeting, declared that the 11 ...

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, ...

Biofuel plan may fail as ethanol plants face production problems

The plan to make a switch from the popular RON A92 petrol to biofuel E5 by January 1, 2018 may fail as ethanol plants have become bogged down in difficulties. Deadlines for replacing A92 petrol with E5 biofuel have been set up, but all of them ...

Workers to get better services: PM

The Government has created the best conditions to help labourers enjoy favourable housing, health care, insurance, legal assistance and living standards in industrial zones and export processing zones.​ Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc made the statement during a dialogue with labourers in the central region ...

High-tech farms for Đà Nẵng

The central city of Đà Nẵng plans seven suburban communes in Hòa Vang District for high-tech farms on a total area of 540ha – a crucial step to boost high quality and safe agriculture. The director the city’s agriculture and rural development, Nguyễn Phú Ban, said the ...

Landslides threaten coastal provinces

Landslides have been eroding coastal areas and tourism sites, seriously affecting the lives of thousands of people. Travelers at Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An in Quang Nam province last year could not swim in the sea because of warnings about landslides. Similar warnings have appeared ...

Quảng Nam probes 50,000cu.m of missing sand

Project investors, contractors and sub-contractors of a dredging project in the Cửa Đại Estuary are suspected of  “serious violations” with a large volume of sand gone “missing.” Quảng Nam’s Public Security and Transport departments are collaborating with Hội An City and relevant agencies in investigating ...

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