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For the past 20 years, 37-year-old Nguyen Ba Hoi has been working hard to mobilize people to join hands to protect the environment.

Vietnam among 20 countries with largest plastic waste discharge

Vietnam discharges about 1.8 million tons of plastic waste each year. It is one of 20 countries with the largest amount of plastic waste in the world. 

A year of environmental progress

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has made tremendous efforts to fulfil its tasks, contributing to the country’s economic targets for 2021. 

Environmental protection indicator set to be revised

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is working to revise a set of indicators evaluating the outcomes of environmental protection in line with the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 that became effective from January 1.

Environmental management innovation needed to reduce pollution

The environment is suffering great pressure from socio-economic activities with an increase in environmental pollution both in quantity and scale, calling for more effective solutions to handle the issue.

The 'crazy' man and the sea

Every time he goes out to catch seafood, Tran Van Cuong collects cans, plastic bottles and bags to raise money for poor students while contributing to the protection of the marine environment.

Top enviromental events in Vietnam in 2021

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced the nine most significant environmental events in 2021

Marine plastic waste an urgent issue in coastal Vietnam

Vietnam needs to carry out practical measures to manage and reduce marine plastic waste to ensure sustainable development of the fishery industry, according to experts at a workshop held in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Bioplastic start-up begins green journey

Having worked in biopolymer research for more than a decade, Doan Van Tung in HCM City began his adventure by founding the iGreen development company in 2020

Securing humanity's future, one tree at a time

It's still early in the summer and Hanoi's skies are a crystal clear blue as far as the eyes can see.

Artists perform in video on environmental protection

The natural world, wildlife and environmental protection are the themes of a video featuring Vietnamese performers on YouTube. 

Environmental polluter becomes protector

While the whole world continues to battle rising environmental pollution, one group of Vietnamese students has found a radical solution to bring to the fight.

Environmental protection must be at the core of socio-economic development targets

Predictions on the intensity and impacts of environmental issues on various aspects of the socio-economy must be highlighted in the draft documents submitted to the 13th Party Congress, 

Vietnam aims to utilise energy saving and environmental protection

Vietnam aims to utilise energy saving and environmental protection by reducing total heat consumption by 2.86 per cent and total power consumption by 8.77 per cent by 2025, and 14 and 9.68 per cent by 2030  compared to figures from 2015 to 2018. 

From old tyres to kids’ fun

Discarded old tyres have been given a new lease of life at kids’ playgrounds in Hai Duong province.

Construction materials industry faces challenges

Thai Duy Sam, vice chairman of Vietnam Building Material Association, speaks  about challenges and shortcomings in production technology and environmental protection for the construction materials industry.

PM orders recent hikes in household electricity bill under scrutiny

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Electricity of Vietnam to review recent hikes in household electricity bill, stressing that mistakes that affect people’s rights must be avoided and violations, if any, must be strictly handled.

Fee for industrial wastewater treatment in Vietnam to be changed in 2021

The Government has issued a new decree on environmental protection fees for industrial wastewater treatment that will replace Decree 154 in 2016.

Tips to save the Earth

The Earth needs protection every day. Here are a few tips to save the Earth. Some should be done right now, some should be done right after COVID-19 is brought under control.

Hanoi to build 70 more air monitoring stations this year

Hanoi will complete a system of 81 air quality monitoring stations by the end of this year, said Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Trong Dong on February 5.