Hoi An faces pollution crisis

The first signs that Hoi An could be heading for an over-tourism crisis are surfacing on Facebook Page comments. Billed as one of Vietnam’s pristine World Heritage sites, Hoi An’s tourism success could backfire due to a failure to tackle pollution. The tiny lanes lined with wooded ...

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 struggles to hire doctors

The central province of Quảng Nam is struggling to recruit doctors for public hospitals and clinics because of low pay and tough working conditions. At the General Hospital in the tourist hotspot of Hội An City, there are not enough doctors to serve local patients, ...

New index for VN climate resilience

Protecting, maintaining and restoring ecosystems, especially water systems, is among the most urgent tasks for strengthening the country’s resilience to climate change, said Dr Trần Văn Giải Phóng, technical specialist at the Institute for Social and Environment Transition. He spoke at a workshop of a ...

Multi-million dollar project could spoil historic Hoi An town

The implementation of a series of projects on the beach dunes near Hoi An will create challenges for Hoi An in its path for sustainable development. In March 2008, after getting the nod from the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee, Gami Hoi An JSC started ...

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