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Tay Nguyen takes measures to prevent forest fires in dry season

Local authorities in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region have taken measures to prevent forest fires in the ongoing dry season.

Forest fires a burning problem during dry season in Vietnam

As many as 160 forest fires were reported across Vietnam in the last six months, destroying about 756ha of forest, according to the Vietnam Fire and Rescue Police Department under the Public Security Ministry.

Forest fires ravage Nghe An and Ha Tinh

Thousands of people have been sent to deal with huge forest fires in two central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh on June 29.

Vietnam's forest management sector to improve forest protection

It is forecast that climate change will increase the risk of forest fires next year, therefore concerned organisations should be vigilant and prepare for fire prevention and control.

World lacks mechanism to handle forest fires: Malaysian PM

The current international system is such that nothing could be done to compel Indonesia to deal with its forest fires, which is affecting the region, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said.

Thousands of schools in Malaysia, Indonesia close due to smog

Thousands of schools in Malaysia and Indonesia were forced to close on September 19 as air quality has reached unhealthy level due to haze from forest fires.

Malaysian government asks firms to control fires abroad

Malaysia may have to pass a law forcing its companies to tackle fires on land they control abroad, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on September 18 as forest fires in Indonesia spread haze across the region.

Quang Binh forest rangers quit due to low wages

Many forest rangers in the central province of Quang Binh Province have left the job due to low salaries and stressful work.


Four charged over forest fires in Ha Tinh

Police in Huong Son District, Ha Tinh Central Province have charged three people for causing a forest fire.

Heatwave destroys dozens of hectares of forest

Prolonged dry weather has caused forest fires in many areas of Dat Do and Long Dien districts, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in recent days, reported.

Greece wildfires: At least 20 killed, dozens injured

 Forest fires raging across Greece have killed at least 20 people, the government says, as the authorities there seek international assistance.

Vietnam falls short on forestry protection plan

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is facing a critical reduction in forest areas five years after it implemented the national forest protection and development programme, forest authority officials said.

Indonesia's costly haze problem

 Flights cancelled, agricultural land destroyed and hundreds of thousands of people around the region suffering from respiratory illnesses.

South at risk of water shortage, forest fires

Binh Thuan has asked the Government for funds to upgrade 25 seriously degraded dams so that they can store more water as the central province reels from one of its worst droughts in a long time and dams are rapidly running out of water.

Cajuput forest faces high risk of forest fires

 VietNamNet Bridge – At least 3,000 hectares (ha) of the Cajuput forest in U Minh Ha National Park in Ca Mau Province is quite dry, with 1,200ha facing high risk of catching fire.

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Minister asks for VND2 trillion to fix Central Highland immigration problem

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development proposed allocating VND2 trillion (USD95 million) over the next three years to aid the settlement of immigrants to the Central Highlands.

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Telecommunications Group said that its Vinasat satellite is operating normally, denying claims on social network and other sites that it “decided to interrupt supply telecommunication services for China” on May 14.

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