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Vietnam - "Rise and Fall" toward a sustainable Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is one of the most vulnerable deltas to climate change, particularly sea level rise. However, the social and economic developments in the region also have a significant impact on the land. Urbanisation, land-use transformation, intensification of economic activities and human protection against ...

Localities urged to implement resolution on sustainable Mekong Delta development

The Government’s Resolution No.120 on the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta issued in November 2017 has been highly appreciated by domestic and foreign experts, thanks to its presentation of specific development perspectives, models, and solutions, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a working ...

Green growth strategies in Southeast Asia

Across the globe, the paths of economic growth and development are on an unsustainable trajectory, risking the natural assets and environmental services upon which long-term economic growth and human well-being are dependent on. Addressing natural capital depletion, pollution, the loss of biodiversity, and climate change ...

Remote sensing observation to help sustainable development along Mekong

China will coordinate with countries from Asia and Oceania to conduct satellite remote sensing observation along the Mekong River, according to the website of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Keep reading ...

Measures sought for sustainable development in Mekong River basin

Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Gov’t defines eight key tasks for Mekong Delta sustainable development

The Government has defined eight key tasks to help the Mekong Delta achieve sustainable development, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed in a document responding to queries from National Assembly Tran Thi Hoa Ry regarding development in the country’s largest granary.  Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Only a fundamental mindset shift can save the Mekong Delta: expert

Well-meant but misguided climate change interventions in the Mekong Delta are set to do more harm than good, and only a change in policymakers’ mindset can reverse the damage, an independent researcher and expert said on December 14.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Expert: Law on renewable energy needed

A law on renewable energy is needed to ensure sustainable and effective development of renewable energy, according to Dr. Duong Duy Hoat from the Institute of Energy Science. The Government needs to instruct ministries, sectors and localities to make plans for developing renewable energy on the ...

Businesses still struggle with administrative procedures

Vietnam has made some strides in administrative reform but local enterprises are still grappling with administrative procedures relating to taxes, sub-licenses and inspections, heard at a meeting between National Assembly deputies and businesses on October 3. Aside from capital, market and technology, the business community needs ...

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