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Deep-sea fishing banned in Formosa spill area

Fishermen from the central provinces, which saw the Formosa spill, have been warned not to catch species living in the deepest levels of the ocean for 20 nautical miles offshore. Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình issued this advisory on Wednesday during a meeting with ...

WB project to provide better sanitation and transportation in central VN

About 1.1 million residents of central coastal cities are expected to benefit from a World Bank project to provide better sanitation services and better transport infrastructure in the region, according to the bank. The funding for the Vietnam Coastal Cities Sustainable Environment Project, worth $236 ...

Deputy PM urges central localities to complete compensation to locals

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged the four central coastal localities affected by last year’s environmental incident to complete compensation by June 30 this year. He made the request at the seventh meeting of the Steering Committee on stabilising the lives and production ...

Sandy soil veggies lift farmers out of poverty

Growing vegetables on sandy fields is helping farmers out of poverty in a coastal commune in Thừa Thiên- Huế Province. Farmers in Điền Lộc Commune are reaping success from the new effort, something older generations have not been able to do. Lê Huy, a local ...

Travel firms want open visa policy to lure tourists

‘Kong: Skull Island’, an American film with many scenes shot in Vietnam, to open in cinemas on March 10, is expected to bring a golden opportunity to Vietnam to attract travelers and develop the tourism industry. A report of the General Statistics Office showed that in ...

Marine quality checked

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked four central provinces to provide regular reports on marine environment quality. The provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Huế have been told that they should seriously implement the instruction to monitor ...

Phong Nha Heritage forest seriously damaged by loggers

Numerous precious timber planks chopped down by illegal loggers have been left on the ground, amid vast clearings in the Hoa Son forest. After one and half an hours of crossing steep mountains, reporters reached the timber-rich area of Hoa Son Forest in Minh Hoa district ...

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