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Vietnam to establish industrial environmental index

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has called for the implementation of an industrial environmental index in Vietnam, according to Le Thanh Quan, head of MPI's department of economic zone management.

Air quality in northern Vietnam reaches unhealthy levels

Despite the air quality in many central and southern localities showing signs of improvement, several northern provinces saw elevated levels of air pollution on September 3, that could seriously impact human health.


Natural resources and environment gradually become an important economic sector

At the13th National Party Congress, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, spoke to the media about highlights of natural resources and environment sector.

Environmental changes driving era of responsibility

While Vietnam has so far succeeded in battling the pandemic, realising sustainable development with everyone on board is a much more difficult task as the threat of environmental changes seems less tangible

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

The hungry ducks could be sent to eat the insects that are devouring crops in Pakistan, experts say.

Japan finances HCM City’s upgrade of sewer system

The Japanese Government will provide a non-refundable aid worth 1.88 billion JPY (16.84 million USD) for Ho Chi Minh City to upgrade its existing sewerage system using trenchless technologies.

India's bird population 'going down sharply'

Eagles, vultures, warblers and migrating shorebirds have seen the greatest decline, a new study says.

The plastic ingestion scourge

Plastics undoubtedly affect our environment – and they are shaping up to be an emerging threat to human health as with every breath and every bite, plastics are entering our bodies – without researchers having a full grasp of the implications. 

Wild peach blossoms attract visitors during Lunar New Year

The streets of Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, are flooded with the pinkish hue of wild peach blossom. The flower has become one of Dien Bien most distinctive and attractive features.

Investors sought for landfill improvement projects

The HCM City People’s Committee is calling for investment in the form of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to improve environmental conditions at three closed landfill sites.


Pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem Lake to be officially operational

The pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounding areas in downtown Hanoi will be put into operation from January 1, 2020, after three years of trial operation.

Zero-waste startups: From good cause to circular economy

Vietnam generates large amounts of waste every day – food waste, construction waste, old clothes and furniture, batteries, plastic bags and much more.

Pivoting strategies to open new business space

Forging responsible value chains, caring for the environment, and striving to improve the life of all stakeholders are becoming the lodestar for businesses in reinventing their appeal to customers.

The reasons for air pollution in Vietnam

Do you wear a mask when out an about in Vietnam? Maybe you should, as the pollution builds up. 


Flood season in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

The flood season in the Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta is a natural phenomenon that occurs each year on the downstream Mekong River.

Volunteers clean up garbage in Hanoi

Two tonnes of garbage were collected from under Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi over the weekend by around 200 volunteers.

Hanoi celebrates 65 years of liberation

More than a thousand years of defence and construction have shaped Hanoi's heroic historical and cultural traditions. 

From everyday use to fine art

Hundreds of fine art works designed to be used in daily life such as interior decor and fashion are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.

Lý Sơn Islands to build as a non-carbon site

SK Group and Doosan Vina have proposed a Non-Carbon Islands Innovation Project including tidal power, solar power-driven stove and Energy Storage System (ESS) for An Bình Islet and Ly Son Islands, off the coast of Quang Ngai.

State audit could face lawsuits: draft law

State agencies will be allowed to file legal challenges against the State Audit over unsatisfactory audit reports, according to a draft amendment to the Law on State Audit.