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Major reservoir at risk of pollution

Đá Đen reservoir, which supplies water to 90 per cent of the people in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, is at risk of being severely polluted. Many local residents in Châu Đức and Tân Thành districts bordering the reservoir are worried that the waste water treatment plant ...

High feed prices cut into animal husbandry’s profits

Input material prices have decreased, but the price of animal feed remains unchanged, and, as a result, breeders have incurred heavy losses as the live pork price has dropped dramatically. Nguyen Thi Dung in Vinh Huu commune of Tien Giang province complained that the live pork ...

Climate change makes water scarce in dry season in HCM City

Climate change has a huge impact on HCM City’s water resources, the head of its public water utility has warned. “Climate change, especially drought and saltwater intrusion [into rivers], has directly affected the Đồng Nai and Sài Gòn Rivers, making water treatment difficult,” Trần Văn ...

Beaches, eco-tourism spots packed with holiday revellers

Tourist spots, hotels and amusement venues, and buses and ferries across the country were packed with holiday makers during the four-day holiday that ended on May 2. The sunshine and hot weather in the south made it suitable for sea-related tourism and eco-tourism. Hotels in Vũng ...

Đồng Nai set to close handicraft brick-kilns by year end

Brick-kilns in residential quarters – and those using fossil fuel materials – in the southern province of Đồng Nai must close no later than the end of this year, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Trần Văn Vĩnh announced in a conference in the province. ...

HCM City seeks approval for solid-waste treatment plan

The People’s Committee of HCM City has submitted a solid-waste treatment plan to 2025 to the Ministry of Construction, which will seek approval from the central Government. The plan calls for re-use and recycling of waste by using advanced waste treatment technologies instead of the ...

Child abuse at preschools blamed on poor management

The Hanoi Education and Training Department has announced that it will take unexpected inspection tours to privately run nursery schools in Hanoi amid complaints about the low quality of schools. On February 5, a video clip showing a teacher at Sen Vang Kindergarten in Hanoi repeatedly ...

Officials told to submit airport plan

Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has urged the ministries of Transport and Defence to finalise a plan to expand Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City and report to the Government next week. The Airport Design and Construction Consultancy One Member Ltd Company ...

Infrastructure boosts Đồng Nai properties

The property market is booming in the southern province of Đồng Nai of thanks to its excellent infrastructure. The local Department of Construction said 250 property projects were developed recently, 15 by foreign investors and involving a minimum investment of US$10 million. Some that had ...

Dak Lak takes prompt action to save elephants

As elephants are now facing a threat of extinction in Vietnam, the country has decided to spend big money on elephant conservation programs. A survey conducted under the framework of the elephant conservation project, Vietnam now only has 60 domesticated and over 100 wild elephants, ...

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