Storm Talas kills one, destroys thousands of homes

Tropical storm Talas made landfall in the central provinces of Nghệ An and Hà Tĩnh at around 1am on Monday, resulting in strong wind and heavy rainfall in the region that killed at least one person and destroyed thousands of houses.Read more ...

For a healthy living environment

Some bad elements have taken advantage of the marine environment disaster in the central region last year to instigate some local Catholics to cause social disorder. Their purpose is to cook up a story about what they call “religious and democratic suppression”, create an image of ...

Central power plants eye urgent repairs

Four power plants in the central provinces of Nghệ An, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên-Huế have been asked to undertake urgent repairs before the flooding season arrives. Tô Xuân Bảo, deputy director of the environmental and technical safety agency under the Ministry of Industry and ...

School violence blamed on "boring" curricula

Boards with the words ‘Tien hoc le, hau hoc van’ (study manners first and then learn to read and write) are hung at every school in Vietnam. However, schools do not attach much importance to teaching politeness to students, parents and students have said. Many school violence ...

US$1 billion in fresh investments pledged in Nghe An

Nghe An authorities presented eight investment certificates and signed 15 memorandums on investment with total capital pledges of US$1 billion at a meeting with investors in the north-central province on February 19.​ This annual event was held by Nghe An in coordination with the Bank ...

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, ...

Climate change triggers new diseases in Vietnam

Scientists have found connections between climate change and the appearance of new diseases, especially vector borne diseases, including dengue fever and malaria. Vietnam is among five countries in the world to suffer the most from climate change. According to the Central Steering Committee on Fighting and ...

Mekong River Delta wastes 140,000 tons of fertilizer a year

The Agricultural Environment Institute estimates that the volume of fertilizer unnecessarily used in agricultural production in Mekong Delta is around 140,000 tons a year. Mai Van Trinh, head of the institute, said that the abuse of plant protection chemicals in cultivation is becoming more common ...

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